Author Archives: amymccreath

About amymccreath

I'm a pastor and mother who loves to make connections between people, between ideas, and between stuff we label "sacred" and "secular." I aspire to be like a Cedar of Lebanon in the midst of the changes and chances of life, but like most folks, generally find that I can really only navigate the tumult hand in hand with others. Good coffee helps, too.

Notes on an Overfull Time

What a winter. I’ve not posted here for sooo long. My kitchen is sooo messy. My inbox is soooo full. My heart is soooo full, too. So let me summarize the last 6 weeks of my life out and about … Continue reading

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Scatter the Darkness

One thing I love about winter is that I get to offer this blessing every Sunday: May the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path. This blessing has been handed down to me to … Continue reading

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Second-hand Santas

It’s Black Friday. Mall parking lots are crowded. But there’s plenty a room in the parking lot at Sister Thrift. My son and I spent 20 minutes browsing through all manner of unexpected items, chatting with the sales people, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Boo. Vote!

Thanks to whomever owns this home on Common Street for the tremendous message in the yard. It’s been a tough year for anyone who cares about the electoral process, civil discourse, or just plain human decency. Most people I know … Continue reading

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Courage and Cookies

This is Sara Emerson. She is a Baker. Today at Faire on the Square she was, for the first time, selling her baked goods to the public. She baked up batches of fudge and lemon muffins and chocolate chip cookies (which … Continue reading

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Bowling Together

I passed this lovely little “free library” while walking from Watertown Toyota to the church today. It made me think of my mom. My mother had a natural gift for connecting people. And she took it for granted that neighbors … Continue reading

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Joy SWAT Team

I had the distinct pleasure of spending this week at our Vacation Garden School with 37 kids who were claiming their role as stewards of the earth. Loved it. My favorite part came after lunch, when I headed out with … Continue reading

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