Rituals for Lent

By Francine Pirola | February 17, 2015

of Death and Life It is often said that there can be no resurrection without death. New life is almost always preceded by death in an…

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Seasons of Marriage

By Francine and Byron Pirola | February 3, 2015

Marriages are in perpetual transition, growing, evolving, and cycling through periods of plentiful intimacy and barren despondency. In many ways, these are just like the…

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Twelve Days of Christmas

By Francine Pirola | March 26, 2013

Christmas is a season not a day. Here are some ideas to make the Christmas spirit last… Beginning on Christmas day and ending on the…

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Advent Joy

By Francine and Byron Pirola | June 18, 2012

Advent means ‘coming’. In the Church calendar this is the four week period before Christmas, the feast which marks Jesus’ coming into the world as a new born…

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