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Sunday, January 08, 2006

I bind unto myself today...

the strong Name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three.

The first Sunday of Epiphany in my (liturgical) church is an occasion for baptism, and we all renew our baptismal vows. Mine were made for me when I was about two months old, so I appreciate the opportunity to affirm my belief and commitment! We baptized three perfectly darling little ones this morning, including the son of a fellow choir member. LutheranChik also participated in baptism today.

Grace, too, remembers her baptism(s), and JaneEllen shares a sermon. MicahGirl has found her theme verses for the year.

News Flash: Rev. Dr. Mom was ORDAINED to the SACRED ORDER OF PRIESTS YESTERDAY! And this very day she celebrated the Eucharist for the first time at her home parish! Glory be to God. We are thrilled for you.

The opening of Reverend Mommy's new building has finally happened! And now she needs a rest.

Emily had a lovely mood change this morning: "suddenly, I could feel God breaking my heart open with love for the people at the rail, and the ones waiting to take communion, and for everything around me."

Tammy Jo celebrates light in darkness, love in pain. Peter has some perfectly gorgeous pictures taken at the local conservatory.

Katherine's library book was turned in all the time, and so there! Don't you hate that! And Chaplain Mom, also, is battling the bureaucracy. Bad Alice has rejoiced her little Firecracker, and you'll never guess how.

Cathy shares a beautiful piece of knitting (could I ever make anything as lovely as a "Spanish Christening Shawl" sounds?) and would appreciate some feedback from any knitty folks out there.

Clever Title is doing her Ordinary Time writing. Me too! Me too! Remember, these can be loaded directly onto the site, and are due there no later than January 30. If you are like me, you have several deadlines for drafts...

Please say a prayer for Christen to hang in there, and for Terri's hospice patient, Mary. And while you are praying for the victims of the Sago Mine explosion, Grandma Jean has an address where you can send aid.

Dash has a wonderful little game to share. HeyJules is thinking about the Middle Man. Kinesis has finished her GOEs! Wahoo! And is singing crazy little songs about it.

Steph is NOT the ringleader of the Blogging through the Bible in 90 Days group - just the person to whom God gave the great idea! I'm not sure how many are in the group total, but several of us RGBP's (including yrs. truly) are embarking on the journey to read the Bible in 90 days and talk about it on the web. Won't you keep us in your prayers? Quotidian Grace is. Also, QG has a little poll you can vote in. Ann, also, is polling her readership.

Joe at Pondering Perfection is asking for our prayers as well, as his newly planted church gets on its feet and prepares to begin advertising its services.

Songbird grieves for Mississippi, and Amy (Butler) is being brave. (Amy also has an amazing story about how she and I are cousins! Don't miss that one.) Telling Truth is doing that, and grieving the loss of a student. Amy Avery is saying farewell.

My husband's company is featured in the local newspaper. My 15 minutes of fame, with really bad hair! And don't miss the great photos over at Polar Bear's.

Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly.


  1. a reminder .... skip over to
    and place your votes for best of 2005

    Q-grace nominated plenty of RevGals - let's for it :)


    I've been blogging about evensong, the Eucharist and the Evangelical at

    and my broken heart here

    track the progress on the Bible in 90 days too ... a few Rev Gals there, including Mary Beth, Kathryn, me, Eliz Quick, Singing Owl and others.

    be blessed

  2. Hazlenut's latest entry suggested to me that there out to be a "Yes, Virginia, they ordain women" button,so folk can hand them out at appropriate moments.

    BTW, I've got a new poem up at my blog....


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