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Mary Beth
I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl in a cynical world.
Interests: music, knitting, reading, writing, silence, the episcopal church usa, international education, cultural awareness, parking lot striping, centering prayer, peace and justice, women's ministry
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As you know I spend a lot of my time reading and thinking about theology and related matters. Much of that is done online, in company with a group of female clergy and their supporters. I watched these courageous folks... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terrapin Station
As posted by Karla at RevGals: So, Lutheran Julia remind us to live our weekends instead of pushing through; so inspired by this, here is a Ramblin’ Friday Five. 1. First, take a moment to pray. No words? Here is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Last night we went to the Yes concert. I loved it. Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie is a great first time there. Serving beer and cocktails (insanely overpriced, but, of course they are). Comfortable seats. Small, manageable size and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Terrapin Station
3dogmom says at RevGals: Lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with tracking some genealogical mysteries in my family. I’m reaching back through generations into the past, but I’m also moving from the past toward the present in an effort to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Terrapin Station
I was at the end of a long day; a three-day training in Washington, DC concluded at noon and I flew home via Detroit. Standing at the baggage claim at DFW, I was fairly zoned out. (I don't usually check... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Terrapin Station
St. Benedict and the Rainstorm Early February evening. Benedict and his twin sister Scholastica, talk for hours about dealing with wayward monks, childhood memories, regrets, and how they sometimes steal away to the forest to dance. The beeswax candle extinguished,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Jan says at RevGals: I attended an interesting conference at Oblate School of Theology this week with speakers talking about growth psychologically and spiritually with a Jungian perspective. Stimulation for three days and nights have left me overwhelmed and fatigued.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Friday Five, as posted by Karla at RevGals: 1. Are you superstitious about anything? Like, lucky socks for competition, special necklace for preaching, etc.? I knock on wood when I say things I don't want to happen, and when the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Although it is Pentecost Sunday, this post is not about Pentecost worship, because I'm not attending. I hate to miss it, but after an evening and 2 full days of Enneagram Boot Camp, I need non-people time, prepping-for-the-week-time, brain-sorting time,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Terrapin Station
I have often told the story of meeting my husband and telling him I didn't have a temper. That little piece of un-self-knowing is just about 16 years old now, since tomorrow is our 15th anniversary. Of course, it was... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Terrapin Station
(As posted by me at RevGals) I’ve just finished a great little book by L. William Countryman called Living on the Border of the Holy: Renewing the Priesthood of All. Countryman suggests that not only do all Christians have a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Jan says at RevGals: Struggling with a cold and infection for the past few weeks has me spanning the spectrum of feeling totally miserable and self-centered to peaceful and trusting. When and where have you experienced such dualistic emotions or... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Later this month, Ken and I will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. That, in context with the previous post here, have me thinking how mysterious this life really is; how we never can really know what's coming down the road,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Anne says at RevGals: I’m fortunate to be on the emailing list of a friend and business coach. Her enthusiasm for helping people strive toward achieving dreams and living authentically inspires me regularly, and even if I don’t always take... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Hot Cross Buns This Lent and Holy Week have been different from the others, I'm not sure why. Perhaps because I'm exploring life and faith in different ways through EFM and Enneagram work this year. Perhaps because I am having... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Terrapin Station
...and it gave me a new view. The other day, after making a Kiva loan via Facebook, I somehow got to a page that showed all my FB friends who had also made Kiva loans, and the countries where they'd... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Stations with a social justice theme Stations of the Cross read by children: Diocese of Texas Stations of the cross from Annunciation, Lewisville Stations of the cross on Mt. Kriezevac in Medjugorje (through the eyes of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Terrapin Station
My friend Anne says at RevGals: It’s been a week of ups and downs at our house. On Tuesday I received word of the birth of my goddaughter’s second daughter, a blessing to that family, and the hope of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Terrapin Station
The name of the class is a bit deceptive: Education for Ministry makes it sound like we are heading toward ordination. That is NOT the purpose of EFM. EFM is a program offered through the divinity school at the University... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Terrapin Station
as posted by Deb at RevGals 1. Your favorite spring flower. (Is it blooming yet? If so, share the joy by posting a picture of that loveliness with those of us still waiting!) Japanese quince is our first flower, my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Karla says at RevGals: Happy Friday to you! I don't have a theme this week, but just a variety of questions for your writing pleasure... 1) How are you? What's taking up your mind-heart space these days? I am in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Terrapin Station
A very simple prompt for your prayers today: pray the news. Local or international, front page or editorial page: pray through and for and about the news, knowing that "not one sparrow is forgotten in God's sight; even the hairs... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Amy, it's well worth doing. And what a great sense of accomplishment!
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2014 on Whole 30, Day 30 at Terrapin Station
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Well, Old Army, I made it! This is the last day of my Whole 30. It's odd, because it's Ash Wednesday, and tomorrow I'll be coming off of a fairly radical food plan. I didn't plan it this just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Cross posted at RevGalBlogPals Welcome Morning There is joy in all: in the hair I brush each morning, in the Cannon towel, newly washed, that I rub my body with each morning, in the chapel of eggs I cook each... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Terrapin Station