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Elizabeth Foss
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Humidity hangs heavy today and the temperature has crept toward 90; it’s undeniably feeling like summer in Virginia. As I sit with a calendar that has palpably shifted from the frenetic … more
It’s planting time. And growing time. And watering time. But, wait. First, it’s weeding time. Every year, I say I’m going to get after the weeds before it’s a big job, and every year, I … more
“The mercy of God is poured out upon us, making us just and giving us peace. This is a time for the Church to rediscover the meaning of the mission entrusted to her by the Lord on the day of … more
It’s a good thing Easter is a season, because Lent was loath to let go. The week before Easter, my brother-in-law died. Before the suitcase was unpacked after his funeral, a very dear friend died … more
There is so much in the Gospel of the days leading to the Crucifixion that makes me squirm. When I read it, and I put myself in the scene, I wonder what I would have done. Would I have stayed awake … more
Lent can be a long stretch of time for some of us. From every corner comes the call to repent — the exhortation to make a full accounting of our sins, to see our messes in the light of day. Some of … more
So, how’s the fasting going? You are not alone if you’re finding that it is a struggle to give up what you gave up. It’s not just a corporal struggle — at least, it’s not supposed to be. … more
Lent begins this week — the spiritual gift of the church that is a season of paring away the things that cloud our souls in order to see more clearly how much God loves us. We enter into the season … more
There has been a palpable shift in my household in the last year. Three boys have gone off into the world, leaving a girl as the eldest at home. Then there are two more boys, then three more girls. … more
The Christmas boxes are all carefully packed and tucked away until late November. Every year, I fight a little anxiety as I pack them away. “If I’m not here next year, will they all know how to … more
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