Monthly Archives: December 2011

5-Year-Old Twins Quoting Scripture

I recently posted A Role Model for the Virgin Mary, pointing out some impressive parallels between the prayer of St. Hannah, and the Magnificat prayer of St. Mary. Here are my beautiful twin daughters, quoting Hannah’s prayer and Mary’s Magnificat … Continue reading

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Eastern Orthodox Liturgy – Child’s Play

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised when we walked into our kids’ play room, and found them acting out an Eastern Orthodox morning prayer liturgy with their cousin, Landon. The kids had stood up their dolls beside them, to … Continue reading

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Hapax Legomena and Ostriches

Why Seventh-Day Adventists are Unable to Rely on Scripture Alone . . . Several of my dearest family members are Seventh-day Adventists (SDA).  They love me, and I love them.  I myself am not SDA — I belong to the … Continue reading

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Silenced

Imagine having your voice cut off forever. You cannot speak. You cannot scream. You cannot beg, cry out, plead, or even whimper. You cannot use a phone. You cannot have a conversation with your friends or your spouse. You cannot tell … Continue reading

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A Role Model for the Virgin Mary

A meditation on Hannah’s contribution to the Magnificat . . . Sometimes we forget that the saints do not arrive to us from heaven, fully-formed. Before Moses parted the sea, he was a little baby in a basket.  Before David … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Gospel

Our story begins with a man who miraculously prophesied the future, had power over the weather, multiplied a little food into a lot of food, raised the dead, and visibly ascended to heaven at the end of his time on … Continue reading

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The Family Celebration of the Divine Office

The New Liturgical Movement is a non-profit organization which focuses on the Sacred Liturgy, the Sacred Arts, Liturgical Catechetics, and Liturgical Praxis.  They have quite a following on their blog, and also on their Facebook page. Yesterday, I received a pleasant surprise. … Continue reading

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