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A Bundle of Myrrh

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

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Fall At The Parsonage

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

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It’s finally Fall and I still feel as if I have not put enough of it into our home or gotten to get out in it. It’s been strange weather for us. Much colder and so so rainy for this time of year. I love me some rainy cool weather but I kinda wanna say “enough already!” The leaves are slowly starting to turn but it’s been so lush and green. If it weren’t for the 40 degree days you’d think we were still in Summer.

Anyway, Fall is here but it’s felt like a slow trickle of Fall and actually maybe we just skipped it and went into a Southern “Winter.” But I’ve been relishing it as I can, here and there.

Fall Embertide – 2018

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

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Four times a year a few days are set aside for fasting and prayer and marking the changing of seasons. These are called “Ember days.” For me the Fall or Autumn Ember days are the best and the ones I really only mark in anyway. I’m always so eager for Fall.

These Fall Ember days come the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday after Holy Cross day. Per our tradition I take the babies that are home outside on one of these days to look for signs in creation that the seasons are changing. We call this our Ember Walk.

Celebrating Spring

Friday, April 6th, 2018

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March 20th the First Day of Spring, arrived looking and feeling very much NOT like Spring.



Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.