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holy week 2017: realities of life's 3 day weekend

By Kathy / April 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Today is Good Friday and in a little bit I’m heading over to The Refuge for our contemplative Stations of the Cross, Refuge-style. This is an important day that wasn’t a big part of my Christian experience until a chunk of years ago. I was part of churches that, on the whole, focused all their […]

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holy week 2017: bombs & feet

By Kathy / April 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’ve been blogging through Holy Week (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday are up so far). I had another post I was going to share earlier today–Maundy Thursday–but I ended up having an extra busy day and by the time I got home, I had heard the news that we dropped our biggest non-nuclear bomb in US […]

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holy week 2017: little pockets of freedom

By Kathy / April 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s Wednesday of Holy Week, and I’m back in Denver after a family wedding in Nevada and visiting my dad in Northern California for a few days. My heart is full. I also had the privilege of getting to hang out with a friend who I met through this blog to talk about all-things-faith-shift before […]

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holy week 2017: the great distraction

By Kathy / April 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

We’re on Day 3 of this Holy Week Series, starting with Palm Sunday and yesterday’s reminder that Jesus’ first act after coming into Jerusalem on a donkey was to turn tables over in the temple.  I’m not trying to blog through every scripture or only follow the but rather honor some of the different days of […]

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holy week 2017: turning over tables in the temple

By Kathy / April 10, 2017 / 2 Comments

This year I decided to blog through Holy Week. Yesterday we started with Palm Sunday and our love of a certain kind of king. I find it fascinating that the next thing Jesus did after he entered Jerusalem on a donkey to the cheers of “Hosanna!” was go straight to the temple and start turning […]

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holy week 2017: palm sunday, oh we love our kings

By Kathy / April 9, 2017 / 4 Comments

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week on the road toward Easter. I also call Holy week “It’s not what we think week.” I decided to blog every day this week, until the day after Easter Sunday as a spiritual practice for myself, to remember the story, to draw back on some thoughts […]

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the yeah-it's-not-what-we-think-it-is week.

By Kathy / March 20, 2016 / 7 Comments

Today is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week.  I know people are all over the place on this week. Some love it and it is one of the most important weeks in the church calendars. Others aren’t feeling too holy and are struggling, gearing up for those He is Risen! posts on Easter Sunday that […]

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holy week for the not-feeling-so-holy.

By Kathy / April 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

It’s Holy Week, and I am guessing you are all over the place on this one. Some of you love it and are enjoying the different services and sacred spaces to honor the week. Others are wrestling with how to engage with Easter and all that’s wrapped up in it after a radical faith shift […]

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the unexpected.

By Kathy / April 14, 2014 / 9 Comments

yesterday was palm sunday and we had a really fun & sweet palm sunday dinner together at the refuge, one of our annual traditions. one of the reasons i like this particular day in holy week is it’s the time when we remember the anticipation and excitement of Jesus’ riding into jerusalem on a donkey […]

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receiving, not just giving

By Kathy / April 1, 2010 / 6 Comments

  “a new command i give you: love one another. as I have loved you, so you must love one another. by this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” – john 13:34-35 * * * * * today is maundy thursday.  i’ve heard the word for years […]

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