Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pick-up Sticks

Back in the day I used to play the game pick up sticks. The game begins by holding a bunch of thin, colored sticks upright and letting them fall where they will. Then each player tries to pick up sticks … Continue reading

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A Filling Fast

Today is the first Sunday of Lent, a period of 40 days, not including Sundays, that precedes Easter. When I was young, some of my Catholic friends would talk about giving up things for Lent, like candy or desserts or … Continue reading

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O Brother! O Sister!

Well, as you heard, Emma is a sibling. She has now joined the 80% of people who share the sometimes cruel, sometimes wonderful world of being a sibling. Writer, Erica Goode, has said, “Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death … Continue reading

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Bumps and Bruises

Today’s Old Testament reading is a portion of a very long saga about Jacob and Laban. Jacob had left home after tricking his brother, Esau, out of his rightful inheritance. His mother sent him to find a wife in Haran … Continue reading

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