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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Our Easter Sunday

April 23rd, 2014 by Aubri

 

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“The season before Easter signifies the troubles in which we live here and now, while the time after Easter which we are celebrating at present signifies the happiness that will be ours in the future.

“What we commemorate before Easter is what we experience in this life; what we celebrate after Easter points to something we do not yet possess. This is why we keep the first season with fasting and prayer; but now the fast is over and we devote the present season to praise. Such is the meaning of the Alleluia we sing.” St. Augustine

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Holy Week At The Parsonage: Part II

April 23rd, 2014 by Aubri

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“Anyone who wishes to receive the Holy Sacrament must offer to God Almighty an empty, single, and hungry soul. Therefore it is most fitting soul is least fit; that is, when the soul feels altogether wretched, poor and devoid of grace, it is most receptive for God’s grace and least fitted to receive it.” Martin Luther

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Holy Week At The Parsonage: Part I

April 22nd, 2014 by Aubri

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We survived Holy Week which for a pastor’s family can be quite the exercise in patience. A good Lenten discipline! I loved what Rebekah had to say about that.  Now I’m left to play catch up here on the bloggy blog and document what we did so elderly Aubri can look back fondly. (Pastor Wife Perk above: All the left over palms from Palm Sunday!)

I love Palm Sunday. There’s a sense of the Easter joy in the Hosannas but without all the fuss that can come (thanks to us) with Easter Sunday. A big crowd at church for Confirmation, the kiddos singing, the palm branches swishing in the pews.

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We had a gloriously strange Sunday, cold and lo, a blizzard! Phil had taken all the babies out in the stroller to the confirmation parties in town when all this started picking up. They made it home just in time, thankfully only having to run through the ice pellets.

 

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A Letter to the Third Season of Downton Abbey

April 15th, 2014 by Aubri

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Dear Third Season of Downton Abbey,

Whatever.