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L’Chayim (To Life)

In Deuteronomy 5:8-9, God said: You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your...

Gardening 101

It will soon be time to plan your garden. To figure out how much space you’ll have to work with, and how much space the plants will need. To map out what will be planted where. You may need to schedule what gets planted when, so you know when the harvest will be ready....

Let the Dusting Commence!

Spring cleaning officially begins on March 19. Well, at 11:06 PM on March 19 to be more precise –– though only the most committed householders are likely to start up the Hoover when daylight has waned so thoroughly and night has arrived. But come sunrise at 7:54 AM on the 20th, I imagine some of...

Ashen Love

There’ll be no reference to Valentine’s Day during our joint Ash Wednesday service this year, even though they both fall on the same day. They shared the calendar in 1923, 1934, 1945, and more recently in 2018; and will again in 2029. But that will be the last time they’ll “kiss” during this century. Valentine’s...

The Bread of Life (Reprised)

It feels a bit odd to write an Epiphany article in the week before Christmas Eve (shrug), but there are deadlines. But even in the final days prior to Christmas, it’s important to explain why “Jesus born in Bethlehem” is a means to fulfill scripture. Bethlehem literally means “house of bread,” and it is...