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Dirty House Thankful

[caption id="attachment_3051" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="catchingfireflies.com via Pinterest"][/caption]   Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He has done for me. (Psalm 66:14) For the prayer book I've been following for the past few weeks (The Divine Hours: Prayers for ...

{Practicing Benedict} Receiving Guests, Receiving Christ

"Any guest who happens to arrive at the monastery should be received as we would receive Christ himself, because he promised that on the last day he will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me... As soon as the arrival of a guest is announced, the superior and members of the community should hurry to offer a welcome with ...

{Practicing Benedict} A post about monks and errands and eating

"Any who are sent on an errand which will allow them to return to the monastery on the same day must not eat outside, in spite of pressing invitations whatever their source, unless the superior has approved this.." (The Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 51) Oh, the errands! There are the errands and the falling asleep babies and ...

{Practicing Benedict} The greatest possible concern

"As for the abbot or abbess, they must show the greatest possible concern with great wisdom and perseverance to avoid losing any one of the sheep committed to their care. They should be well aware that they have undertaken an office which is more like the care of the sick than the exercise of power over the healthy. They ...

It’s Halloween, y’all!

And in honor of Halloween, I'm re-posting what I wrote last year, "Why I believe in Halloween."   Though I was raised evangelical and can speak Christianese with the best of them, I doubt I’m anyone’s Evangelical Mother of the Year, especially when it comes to all the big things on the Christian no-no list. That ...

How we can help Joplin…

No new thoughts today, friends. But I wanted to point you toward this post at wearethatfamily.com. Over there, Kristen gives a wonderful list of ways we can support those whose lives have been devastated by the tornado this past weekend. Please take a look at her ...

Community Thankful

It’s Thankful Tuesday, that lovely day when we all stop to remind ourselves that there are some wonderful things in our lives, even if our kid pooped in his underwear again. (Hypothetically, of course.) I’m been thinking about community a lot lately, about the sweetness of the life we have here in San Francisco and how ...