TEST Tidbits

Week of April 25, 2021

TEST TIDBITS:  PRESIDENT BIDEN’S EARTH DAY CLIMATE SUMMIT Earth Day 2021 and the day following will be celebrated at the White House by hosting a virtual climate summit.  In the months since appointed, special Climate Envoy, John Kerry, has traveled to many countries making sure that they know that the United States has rejoined the…

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Week of April 18, 2021

TEST Tidbits:  A Prayer for Our Time and for the Earth As we prepare for another Earth Day, this prayer by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is worth reprinting here. It was offered in fall 2017 at a gathering in Fairbanks, Alaska. Those gathered were discussing the future of the area in relation to oil and gas development,…

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Week of April 11, 2021

TEST TIDBITS:  EVERYWHERE IT IS SPRING! Isn’t it wonderful to wake up to all the sights and sounds of spring?  That first delicate green of the leaves, the bright blue sky filled with the songs of birds.  God has created such a beautiful world for us.  The following little poem captures this season and the…

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Week of April 4, 2021

As Christian parents, we have high goals of encouraging our children to learn to pray and to grow in their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ.  Then, “life as it is” hits us and our good intentions falter.  Here, however, is one creative solution to teach children to pray and…

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Week of March 28, 2021

TEST TIDBITS:  WHAT IS THE VALUE OF WATER TO YOU? March 22, 2021 was The United Nations World Water Day.  Their theme this year was VALUE WATER.  They wanted policy makers, world leaders and everyday citizens to really understand the true value of water to our lives and, indeed, to all life.  Without an in-depth…

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Week of March 21, 2021

TEST TIDBITS:  ST. PATRICK’S PRAYER FOR OVERCOMING DARKNESS Tradition says that St. Patrick cried out to God to protect him as he planned to convert the Irish King (who resided at Tara) and the Irish people to Christianity.  This prayer is referred to as St. Patrick’s Breastplate.  How he became a missionary and, eventually, a…

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Week of March 14, 2021

TEST TIDBITS:  WHAT IF ALL HUMANITY & ALL LIVING CREATURES & EARTH ITSELF WERE CONSIDERED SACRED? Most of the world’s faith communities believe that humans and all living things were created by God.  They also, to greater or lesser degree, believe that our planet is also sacred because of its ability to keep us alive. …

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Week of March 7, 2021

TEST TIDBITS—JUST SAY NO TO CAR FRESHENERS You have all seen the little tree shaped designs hanging from car rear-view mirrors.  They are cute and they make the car smell good—what is bad about that?  Car interiors tend to be slightly neglected in terms of cleaning.  Forgotten food spills, the kids cast off clothes, the…

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Week or February 28, 2021

TEST TIDBITS:  REV. EVAN ASH’S JESUS PRAYER APPLIED TO CURRENT EVENTS The Diocesan Creation Care Task Force has divided itself into four working groups.  Rev. Ash is a member of the group tasked with the spiritual aspect of creation care., The other working groups deal with land use, connecting with the legislature and the building…

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Week of February 21, 2021

Test Tidbits There are a multitude of theories out there about the origin of the coronavirus and now varieties of covid-19 that have cause so many deaths, lingering illnesses, economic disturbances and social upset.  Researchers and scientists have been able to develop several vaccines and medicines and procedures that will, eventually, bring this pandemic under…

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