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Cicadas

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
I had my first experience with a massive cicada emergence 17 years ago, as a young mother with a two year old and a little baby, in that stretch of life where they days are long and exhausting and revolve around children’s naps and library storytimes. I was a full time stay at home mom, and…

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No reservation required

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
Our Task Force for Reentry met and we are pleased to let you know that we will NOT require signups for worship, starting this weekend. We will have space for all who would like to come. You may sit a little closer together than the vast space we have been using, if you have been vaccinated.…

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Keep Church Weird

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
I’ve never been to Austin, Texas before, but I hear one of their slogans is “Keep Austin Weird.” I assume this means, don’t let the presence of tourists take away the thing that attracted us in the first place—the cool music, the general acceptance of quirky unusual people, the fear that once something wonderful is discovered it will get all domesticated and made like every other place in the world. Colorful quickly fades to khaki and tie dye individuality becomes a blue oxford shirt.

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Seniors and Mothers

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and I want to invite all of you to join us for worship. I’ll be present in person after what feels like forever, and I’m particularly excited to pray for our high school seniors as we honor them this weekend too. We have a senior in our house, as many of…

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Enough and More Than Enough

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
Recently, a friend sent me a link to a simple video of a singer doing a simple chant that came to her in response to the exhaustion and burnout that seem to surround us. “It’s enough, it’s enough, it’s more than enough…” is the Taize-like refrain. “O weary one, I’m making for you a cloak of…

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