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20 Dec RACK: Loving Alexandria

This year is Calvary’s second annual promotion of the "RACK" campaign—Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.  As we detailed in a blog post a few weeks ago, we started "RACK" as a way to engage our children in being a good neighbor—to family, strangers, people at...

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05 Dec Advent first, then Christmas?

December 5, 2019 Advent first, then Christmas? The theological concept of Advent is largely lost on America’s secular culture.  Even among church-type folks, several denominations do not observe Advent. Like the rest of society, as soon as the turkey carcass has been tossed into the soup...

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26 Nov Top Secret Mission

We are inviting you to join us on a “top-secret” Christmas mission. We are launching an initiative to commit "Random Acts of Christmas Kindness." We will spread kindness all around the community, leaving no "footprint" except for a card that lets people know they've been...

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21 Nov Still. Just. Wow!

November 21, 2019 Do you know what it is to feel so much joy and gratitude that you think your heart might burst? That is the happy place I inhabit this morning, and I am not alone.  I received a text message on the way to work...

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14 Nov A Little Holy Discontentment…

Holy Discontentment. That’s the name of a booklet I recently received from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness, which is based in Washington, D.C.  The booklet is “intended to be a resource for Presbyterians and other people of faith seeking to engage in public...

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07 Nov Seasons, Leaves, Letting Go, & Rest

In the past week children dressed in costumes of all varieties rang my front door bell, anticipating a treat; daylight savings time ended; I raked my first bag of leaves in the backyard; I switched to long pants for my outdoor exercise; and iced tea...

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31 Oct The Power of Belief (& the Nats Won!)

(Image courtesy of WTOP) THEY DID IT!!!!! The Washington Nationals defied the odds and the naysayers to make history by winning the 2019 World Series last night in Houston, Texas. They did it in typical gut-wrenching, heart-stopping fashion, coming from behind in yet another—but...

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