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About mommymergent

Joyfully living as momma to Miss Bliss, serving the Episcopal Church as priest, and reluctantly becoming part of the mysterious emergent church

Jeff Was Right: My End of Day Thoughts on the New Media Conference

The New Media Project conference yesterday was a whirlwind of meeting people I’d heard of and hearing people I’ve read online. The task of thinking theologically about social media, about the ways the project case studies (like The Young Clergy … Continue reading

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All I Could Say

A Sermon for Advent 3, after the shootings in Newton, CO For the story, the room was darkened, and candles were lit at the end of the story, and again with each repeated line from the Gospel of John.  What … Continue reading

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Waiting For Messiah

After a few year’s of singing Handel’s Messiah each December, nothing sounds like Christmas to me quite as much as the beginning notes of “For Unto Us A Child Is Born.” Even when we sing them at a rehearsal in … Continue reading

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Storytime: Lady Hahn and her Seven Friends

This book is based on a nineteenth century Korean story, with an unknown author. In some ways, its a classic moral tale. Aesop could come up with a pithy summary, I’m sure. But that doesn’t make the illustrations any less … Continue reading

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Storytime: The Wind That Wanted To Rest

And, here is my first story book offering. Since I attended a great conference on Sabbath this summer, led by the fantabulous MaryAnn McKibben Dana, the name of this book caught my eye. It is, indeed, about the need to … Continue reading

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Storytime: Preaching the Word. And Pictures.

Insert obligatory yeah, I’ve been away from the blog explanation here. Let’s all move on now, shall we? The fantastic children’s minister at one of our churches hosted a program for parents about faith at home. It was great, but … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Eschatology and Choice

Preached (roughly this text) at St. Paul’s Lansing   A few years ago, there was a short-lived TV series called Eli Stone. It was a typical law firm show, where lawyers fought with each other at their firm but mostly … Continue reading

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Habits and Dreams

I have this memory of writing down a long list of ideas for the blog, and feeling really inspired. You know the times when ideas are just flowing and connections are easier to see? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls it “flow.” (Watch … Continue reading

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New Horizons: Poetry of Hafiz

I was recently introduced to the poetry of Hafiz, a Sufi poet from the fourteenth century. I’m just beginning to dig into it a big – poetry has never been a big part of my life, really – but it … Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: How?

How do babies pinch their noses? How do zebras take naps? How does chalk go on the ground? We’re entering the question phase of the preschool years around here. How? When? Why? Bliss isn’t quite at the 300 questions per … Continue reading

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