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In my previous blog, I was describing the Lenten arrangement that the Environmental Committee has been constructing in our church.  Bit by bit, things have been added to it.  It still conveys the image of simplicity and starkness, but there is a richness to it that accompanies the imagery.

Sit Still PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

I was meditating one morning recently in our church.  I was being absorbed by the ambience of the environment.  Is there such a thing as “feng shui”* in a church?  Well, if there is, our church had it!  There was a perfect balance of grandeur and simplicity in the Lenten décor.

The Un-Certainty of Lent PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

One can never be certain of the weather!  Just consider winter in the Northeast this year.  It’s been nothing like winters past.  There was a terrible snowstorm even before winter set in, and things have been fairly quiet since then.  Those anticipating beautiful snowfalls and plenty of sledding have had to resort to man-made snow or trips to Vermont and Maine.  New Englanders are coming to realize that there can be no certainty with the seasons.  One must be prepared for anything at any time.

The Greatest Gift PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

I was trying to put some religious meaning into Valentine’s Day.  It was called St. Valentine’s Day at one point, wasn’t it?  Are we supposed to emulate this saint, and what was he all about?

What’s On Your End-Table? PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

Every morning I retreat to my study to start my day with prayer and reflection.  It is my quiet time with the Lord.  As I told you, I have a favorite chair that serves as a wonderful spot for my daily ritual.

I also have an end-table next to the chair that holds everything I need---especially my books and coffee cup!  One can tell a lot about an individual by looking at their desk.  I wonder if the same holds true for an end-table.

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