Browsing articles from "December, 2012"
Dec 31, 2012

Same procedure as every year

Sure enough we watched Dinner For One – same procedure as last year:

For the past few years we’ve also added this spoof:

Another major change is that we got to watch it all on our American TV
thanks to the YouTube for Wii app :-)

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Dec 24, 2012

Ave Maria

Having a prayer in your pocket at all times is a powerful thing. Sure, there’s an app for that!

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Dec 19, 2012

My Top Five Sermons of 2012

It’s that time of year again – a time to highlight this year’s most popular sermons:

1. Finding your Gifts of the Spirit – Pentecost
2. Learn and Grow
3. Greed
4. The Gospel according to Sting: If you love somebody let them go!
5. Labor Sunday

Which one is your favorite?

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Dec 19, 2012

My Top Five Posts of 2012

It’s that time of year again – a time to highlight this year’s most popular posts:

1. Our Green Card Timeline
2. Time to move
3. Church Online?
4. Education Costs
5. Gay Scouting

Which one is your favorite?

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Dec 17, 2012

Look Forward

From crazy Christmas shopping at the mall till the end of all times: Look forward!

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Dec 16, 2012

Connecticut Weeps for the Children of Newtown

A Prayer from the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ:

Thank you God for little children.
For they bring joy to their parents
And to their grandparents
And to their sisters
And to their brothers.
And to their teachers
And to the world.
And know that you are God
And know that they are loved.

Thank you God for little children
They like to paint
And jump rope
And hear stories
And share secrets
And give hugs
And blow kisses
And know that you are God
And know that they are loved.

Thank you God for little children.
Bless them when life treats them meanly.
Bless them when someone comes and hurts them.
Help them know that you are God
And know that they are loved.

When a little child
Dies
Thank you God for taking them to heaven
And keeping them safe
In your special place
Where children’s souls
Run in heaven’s fields
Play in God’s sandboxes
Jump rope from cloud to cloud
And blow kisses to angels
And leave behind memories of their hugs
And see that you are God
And know that they are love.

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Dec 13, 2012

BYU Christmas Interview

Here is my Christmas interview with BYU radio comparing German and American Christmas traditions and explaining the liturgical tradition on the Mormon channel:

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Dec 9, 2012

Make Ready

We need to get ready for an annual Christmas of joy, food and laughter and the radical call to repentance that comes with it:

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Dec 3, 2012

Signs of things to come

1,000 American Youths age 13 to 24 become infected each month with HIV. 14,351 people are homeless in Utah. Can you feel the holiday cheer?

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