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Monday, February 20, 2006

Ordinary Time book news

First, many thanks to all who have posted their devotionals for the Ordinary Time book. There are 2 dates left needing writers. If you would be able to sign on for one or more, please leave a comment here today. The dates and texts are found below.

Did you sign up to write one or more entries and not submit it/them? Please check the grid at the Ordinary Time blog to be sure we have your entries. If you signed up but are not able to fulfill your commitment, please e-mail Songbird.

Since we are well past the original deadline, these would need to be submitted as soon as possible, preferably by Friday, February 24th.

**updated Monday evening:

Thank you to our brave new editors, Gallycat and net!! Thanks also to James who has done some editing. James, if you read this, could you e-mail me?

And there have been writing offers, too!

Saturday 21-Oct Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- thanks, Mary!!
Sunday 22-Oct Heb. 5:1-10 -- thanks, Cats!!

Sunday 29-Oct Heb. 7:23-28 -- thanks, Sally!!

Saturday 4-Nov Psalm 146 -- thanks, Gord!!
Sunday 5-Nov Heb. 9:11-14 -- thanks, LutheranChik!!

Sunday 12-Nov Heb. 9:24-28 -- thanks, tripp!! (and welcome!!)
Monday 13-Nov Heb. 9:24-28 --thanks, Amy!!

Monday 20-Nov Heb. 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25 -- thanks, Susan Rose!!


  1. Yes, I had noticed that most of these are Hebrews -- did anyone else notice that? Lots and lots of priestly language. What does that say about us? Hmm... time to think.

    Thanks all. I've begun the prelimary formatting for the book and am waiting for the edits.

  2. I'd love to contribut if thats Ok and feeling brave enough to tackle Hebrews!!!

  3. Sally, that would be wonderful. Pick a date or two and tell us here which they are. The devotions are to be 800-1200 words long, beginning with the scripture or whatever section of it you are using. The default choice is NRSV; if you are using a different translation, make a note of it.
    I can invite you to "join" the blog, or you can e-mail the entry to me at and I will post it. Definitely e-mail a short biographical paragraph, too.
    Theresa, can you link to the instructions about format? I'm not sure where that was posted.

  4. Having been bowled over again by Ps 104 at Morning Prayer today, I'm happy to take that and will ge something in this week.

  5. Oh...I'll give it a shot...give me Hebrews 9:11-14.

    Having recently reread the Pentateuch...I was struck anew by how much "blood and guts" was involved in the worship; I can't even imagine what sort of horrible place the altar must have been, with the stink of burning flesh and fat and countless blood offerings being tossed at it. It brought home just how long ago this all was, and how alien that worship experience is to us. And I think it's no wonder that we try to read Hebrews, and then Exodus et al, and it's just not a way that we think about God or about worship except in the most abstract of ways. And for many of us our way of understanding the atonement these days is less the sacrificial model and more the Christus Victor we're really working with a whole different frame of reference.

    So the challenge becomes -- trying to reframe this text in a way we CAN wrap our heads and experience around.

  6. ok, i'll work on sunday 22 hebrews 5:1-10 right now.

  7. just posted oct 22 as a draft on the ordinary time blog. i'm pretty sure you have my profile from the post on job.

    i'll also send it to songbird.

  8. I'll take Monday Nov 20, Hebrews 10: 11-14 (15-18) 19-25

    Will try to have it up in a day or two

  9. I'll take November 12th if you are willing to let the newcommer have a crack at it. I have references! Ask Hoosier Musings or Nueva Cantora. We went to seminary together.


  10. I am trying to avoid overstepping myself and writing a letter to the editor. So to provide a distraction I will take Psalm 146. Hopefully it will be done tonight.

  11. I would be happy to do the Job piece for October 27th if it is still open. Please let me know by email. Thanks!

  12. This great. I'll have it as soon as possible.

  13. OK NOv 4 (Psalm 146) is there. Harder than I would have expected to write about trusting in GOd. Wonder what that should tell me?

  14. Songbird, I sent you an e-mail.

  15. I'll extend my offer to do Nov 13 again. Just let me know and I'm on it!

  16. Thank you, Amy. I'm sorry if I missed a previous offer to do it.
    I'll update the post to reflect this.

  17. Sally, I'll add you on 10/29. Many thanks.

  18. Amy, please e-mail me and I will add you to the blog, so you may post directly. Thanks.

  19. Hi songbird, I can't access the Ordinary time page or post my devotional so I will e-mail it straight to you
    Hope thats ok

  20. You are all amazing :) just wanted to le t you know that!!



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