Monthly Archives: December 2010

gay marriage: it’s personal

When I joined my interfaith colleagues around the table at Temple Israel in a shared commitment to work for justice, I had only a vague awareness that the issue was a personal one. I was a married-to-a-man woman with two … Continue reading

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the day before the day before… beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

When the star in the sky is gone, When the Kings and Princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins. To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry … Continue reading

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christmas pajamas and yearning revealed

My children were babies and I a svelte size 6 when I made my first foray into Christmas morning matching pajamas. The size of the mother is notable because that first Christmas, I donned the entire crew (self included) in … Continue reading

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Jesus… a not-white baby

On my way to church yesterday I noticed the plastic lawn sculpture. The nativity: Mary, Joseph, the baby. It was a large set and lighted. I slowed down to admire the scene, a heart-warming kitschy display, and then I saw … Continue reading

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Advent meets Snoopy and the Dalai Lama

While channel surfing through Netflix late one night, I happened upon a movie about the Dalai Lama and was temporarily riveted. Although the film was filled with the unfamiliar sights and sounds of a land far away, the hook for … Continue reading

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