Pardon Me, Do You Have Any Ficus Carica?!

Closely aligned with the Great Themes of Advent are multiple symbols of the season, each conveying some profound and often comedic axiom about our faith.  Our Advent symbol this week may possibly be the world’s most perfect, complete natural food.  Dear readers, I present the oldest harvested fruit known to

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Setting Up Advent Shop

To properly enter into the Advent season, I want to re-visit an earlier Lenten devotion about a home chapel, worship space or prayer corner.  I asked then, and ask again now, that you reserve some modest space as sacred space in which you pray, read scripture, ponder these and other

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Happy Andermas Ye Bonnie Kirk!

We interrupt this newly launched Advent devotional blog to mark one of the great festival days on the Christian calendar, the first of several we will celebrate together in the coming weeks.  November 30th is the Feast Day of Saint Andrew, Apostle and Patron Saint of Scotland.  Interestingly, he is

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Trunk or Treat 2020 A Success!

Many thanks to all the volunteers and candy preparers for this very successful Halloween celebration at ECOT!  Nearly 30 children ages birth to 18 years dressed as super hero, princesses, ghosts and ghouls, pirates, dragons, and more visited our first annual Trunk or Treat! What a lovely opportunity it was

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May 31: Whit-the-Heck?

Fun with history!  Boy can those British forebears complicate the $#%@ out of such a simple Christian festival!  A blessed and happy Pentecost to all, the Christian festival of the Holy Spirit lighting upon those original disciples (plus one) to unleash nascent Christian faith from Jerusalem’s center to the entire

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May 30: Coming Attractions

Tomorrow culminates the Great Fifty Days of Easter, or Eastertide as I have called this very special time in the annual life of a liturgical Christian church.  To luxuriate in the light from the Empty Tomb.  To see Jesus astonish, rehabilitate, challenge, reveal, confirm and open.  To watch those cowering

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