church, spiritual

Christmas In July: Celebrating the Ordinary

Yesterday, it was 100Ā° in Dallas, TX. And there was snow. Well, there was fake snow at a "Christmas In July" block party in the city's Bishop Arts district, complete with festive edibles, an ugly sweater contest, and a shorts-and-flip-flops version of Santa Claus. Why? Why celebrate when you're not supposedĀ to be celebrating? To answer… Continue reading Christmas In July: Celebrating the Ordinary

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arts & creativity, church, spiritual

(W)ordinary Time: Learning To Cherish the “Ordinary”

Everyone knows about Easter and Christmas. But what about Ordinary Time? It's by far the longest season in the church calendar, observed by Christian liturgical traditions basically from Epiphany to Ash Wednesday (early January to early March, varying a bit based on the timing of Easter) and from Pentecost to Advent (early June to late… Continue reading (W)ordinary Time: Learning To Cherish the “Ordinary”