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Short and Sweet

He's here!

PB was born on Mothers' day--he'll come home the day same sex marriage is signed into law in our state.

Thank you, house, senate and governor, for the present of justice and equality--what a lovely gift to our new baby!

Lesson Learned

In reading the article in the local paper that quotes you and describes your family...don't read the comments in which people denigrate your family and your calling, it won't feel good.  

Well, Since We Don't Have a Baby Yet, This Happened

Moments after they announced that the House had passed same sex marriage in Minnesota!  Now...just the Senate and the governor (who has already said he'd sign it!).  Photo credit, St. Paul Pioneer Press

No Baby Yet, BUT...

So the caveat of church today was that I wouldn't be there if my wife was either in labor OR we had a baby in arms...

So, I kind of held off writing my sermon (the one just prior to this post, Easter 6C) until Friday morning.

And, I was most certainly in church today (somewhat to our dismay, I love church, but we are READY for this baby).

But in church, I got to lead the congregation in singing "How do you solve a problem like Maria?"

So, no baby yet, but the congregation rocked at joining in as the chorus!

Climb Every Mountain On Easter 6C

Easter 6C, In Which I Use This Image For My Muse...

(Easter 6C propers can be found here)
The third person of the Trinity often gets short shrift in our observances...God and Jesus tend to lend themselves to more concrete images, they seem (if the deity can be conceptualized as such) solid almost.  We’ve lived with images and descriptions of God and Jesus throughout our lives and, many of us can bring to mind a depiction of God or Jesus that feels “real” to us.
And, yet, in many ways it is the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost as it were is the “person” of the Trinity with which we spend the most time, the aspect of the divine that operates in our world and drives us forward.  The “part” that Jesus tells us will remain following his departure,
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”
So who is this advocate, this Holy Spirit?  
Oddly enough, the first though…