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  • Throwback Thursday: I am the Daria of Christians.

    Note: This post originally appeared on my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on July 31, 2012. ~Li   After posting this last week, I felt conflicted. Well, maybe more than just conflicted.…

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    The Preachers: Charles Colcock Jones, Christianizer of the Negroes.

    (Image Source: Wikipedia) It’s time for another entry in the ongoing series “The Preachers”, in which I look at some of the United States’ most influential spiritual/religious leaders. All of the previous…

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    Lent- Day 39: Good Friday.

    C.S. Lewis (Image Source)   An excerpt from today’s reading of my Lenten devotional book, “Preparing for Easter” by C.S. Lewis, titled “What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?”:    Then…

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    Lent- Day 38: Tonight we eat and drink, for tomorrow He dies.

    The Last Supper.   Today is Maundy Thursday, A.K.A., the day before Black Friday. From Wikipedia:   Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday,…

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    Lent- Day 32: Be you.

      While straightening up earlier, I came across the above picture made by Z. She explained it as, “the name of my new song I’m writing.” She never ceases to amaze me.…

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    Lent- Day 13: Stay Weird.

    Yup, we’re weird. Maybe even Carrie just before getting that bucket of pig’s blood dumped on her-type weird. Or maybe the after. Most definitely after if you’re Pentecostal. (Sissy Spacek in “Carrie”.…

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    Lent- Day 9: I wonder if Heaven has a ghetto.

    Tupac Shakur (Image: Flickr Zennie62/ Creative Commons)   Yesterday, I went back to 1997, and before I head Back to the Future, I want to stop off in October when Tupac’s first…

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    Some Sunday Stuff: November 23rd.

    Happy Sunday, All. I’ve been to church and Starbucks, the forecast for today and the next couple days is above freezing, so I’m feeling pretty optimistic.   In pondering what I’d post…

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    Transfiguring life.

    (Source)   Yesterday was the Feast of The Transfiguration of Jesus, a day observed by millions of Christians worldwide. The story can be found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.…

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    Is rap poetry?

    Jay Z: a 21st century poet?   John McWhorter, writing at The Daily Beast, answers with a definitive yes:     To utterly naïve anthropologists sent to document the ways of Americans…