Tag Archives: Holy Communion

Carried into the story

Things bear a story to us, and carry us into the story. It is the nature of remembrance. It is the nature of tangible things. There is a reason God uses bread and wine. Continue reading

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The sound of a hundred snakes

I remember as a child being somewhat confused by the number of times in the Sunday worship service we asked for forgiveness. We always began the service with a general confession and declaration of forgiveness. But then we would hear … Continue reading

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Pickled Herring, Akvavit, and Hope

We stayed up on New Year’s Eve for herring and akvavit at midnight, Dad and I. A nice dark pumpernickel for the herring, a fresh baguette for some caraway flavored Tilsit and, of course, marzipan and coffee. We toasted my … Continue reading

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