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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Today, I make my Sacrament of Thanksgiving.  I pass before me the mainsprings of my heritage: the fruits of the labors of countless generations who lived before me, without whom my own life would have no meaning; the seers who saw visions and dreamed dreams; the prophets who sensed a truth greater than the mind could grasp, and whose words could only find fulfillment in the years which they would never see;… Read More

Calvary has the honor of hosting a showing of the powerful documentary, New Year Baby.  At 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Shallenberger Hall we’ll view the film then hear from the filmmaker.  We’re excited the film got a shout out on Penn Quarter Living, and hope you’ll join us Sunday!

  The people of Burma (Myanmar) cannot get a break!  With so much suffering in Burma already news of this devastating cyclone seems like adding insult to injury.  Here at Calvary we are particularly concerned because so many of our fellow church members come from Burma.  They still cannot reach many family members and are frantic with worry.  To help them try to “get up again,” we have made it possible to donate… Read More

Do I need to draw you a picture? Apparently. It’s always curious how different strands of my life inevitably intersect. This morning I was chatting with my very good friend and Urban Artist Caroline Armijo about the courage it takes to be artistic. She’s exceptionally gifted, of course, so she doesn’t work so much at discovering her creativity as having the courage to rigorously practice it. Me? I’m not creative at all… Read More

In the first place, if you know me even casually you will know my dismay, if not downright disdain, when I am in almost any circumstance that involves sappy praise songs. (I particularly become bitter when we have to stand, swaying and clapping, for 15 excruciating minutes, then sit down to sing the same song some more. But that’s a whole other blog entry, isn’t it?).  This was certainly, if not the… Read More