Posts Tagged ‘name’

Green Leaf

by Phyllis Mannan I didn’t like my first name, Phyllis. Why couldn’t I have been called Susan or Sarah—or even my middle name, Ann? Then I read in college that Phyllis comes from a Greek word that means green leaf. I’d always liked the family story about my namesake, too. My dad grew up in…

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The Angels Sang

by Kay Stoltz January 1 was celebrated as Holy Name Sunday, when we celebrate the naming of Jesus, as told in Luke 2:15-21. Ann’s sermon spoke to me, opened my mind to how we derive our purpose in life.   The Angels Sang The angel Gabriel told Mary, you will bear a son and you will…

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