Monthly Archives: September 2010

Michaelmas

Today is Michaelmas, the feast day of St. Michael, one of the four archangels. He is the warrior angel who conquers the dragon (Satan) in Revelations 12:7 and casts the Devil and his fallen angels out of heaven.  Children love stories … Continue reading

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Made for each Other

Next Sunday, October 3rd at 3:00, we are having a blessing of the animals.  This service is new to our congregation, but is done in many other churches.  It is traditionally done on or near  October 4, St. Francis‘s feast … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Thomas

I just found out that today is Thomas the Tank Engine‘s 65th birthday.  Thomas is the most famous character in The Railway Series by Rev. W. Awdry.  Please read the links if you want to know the back story on these … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry

I have to give my daughter a lot of credit.  When she had her second child she told me that one of her major goals was to have her kids grow up loving each other.  What a wonderful attitude for … Continue reading

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That Water Thing

Our family has been fixated on the new baby this week.  She and my daughter are home now and doing very well.  My other grandchildren are so excited they can hardly stand it.  They seem to feel that the baby is … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

We welcomed the newest member to our family yesterday.  My daughter had her little baby quite quickly and with considerable grace and charm.  There is nothing so heart tugging as a new born baby.  All things are possible as she … Continue reading

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The Foolish Man

Following is one of my favorite folk tales.  It’s longer than my usual posting but worth it.  The story is particularly enjoyed by children 8 to 13 who can hardly stand the man’s foolishness, and will often groan as the … Continue reading

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Trinity-The Holy Pigeon

We started regular Sunday school yesterday with individual classes and group singing.  My class is the first and second graders and they are absolutely adorable.  We had a review of the Trinity at the beginning of the class and as … Continue reading

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