Tag: The Rev. Joan L. Peacock

Good Housekeeping

The 31st chapter of the Book of Proverbs presents us today with the resume of a “spiritual Martha Stewart.” Telford Work, in Feasting on the Word, characterizes it as “an impossible job description…she makes her own clothes; she gets up in the middle of the night to get everyone else going; she takes care of…

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Noisy Christians

You may already know this about me but I am not by nature a quiet person. Third child in a household of six, I had to speak up loud and clear to be heard. An extrovert par excellence, I feel compelled to fill awkward silences in awkward conversations. An extrovert, who also happens to have…

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Mother Jesus

Offensive. It is amazing how little our culture finds offensive: in films, on the internet, on primetime, cable, and streaming TV. There’s a cornucopia of binge-worthy series to watch with all kinds of sketchy situations and deliciously salacious scenarios. (Which I am totally guilty of watching myself!😊) Now I am no prude. I do not…

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Wonder Bread

My apologies to the gluten-intolerant. (Though I am happy for you that there is gluten-free everything,  including communion wafers😊.) Yes, my apologies, but I do I confess that I am CRAZY about gluten. “Bread is the staff of life,” has been my motto since I was a child. Remember Wonder Bread? Wrapped in a package printed with bright balloons, the…

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Cool. Clear. Water.

When I was a child “Cool Clear Water” was one of my father’s favorite songs. When my dad sang this song you knew he was in a good mood. At least for the time being, all was right with the world. After a long hard day’s work at the hospital, my dad would come home…

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