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Post Easter Celebration

Easter Sunday is a celebration, as it should be of Jesus’ victory over death.  Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ, a celebration of life!  Jesus died, and came back so that we may live!  Easter is a celebration of life that is carried out over 50 days, from the eve of Easter all the way to Pentecost.  All too often we find that most people only celebrate Easter on Easter day .  We find in the Church that the Sunday that directly follows Easter is the lowest attended Sunday of the year.  Unfortunately in many cases we do not carry the celebration, the fanfare, the excitement and joy into the rest of the season. We carry on as normal, as if a world and life changing miracle didn’t just happen. But what if, what if we keep the celebration going?  What if we keep the worship going?  What if we keep the excitement and joy of Easter going through out the 50 days leading into Pentecost?  How would your worship experience be different?  How would those who return the weeks following Easter be excited to keep coming back?

I encourage those of you who are leaders in your churches, Clergy and Lay, to think about the Sundays that follow Easter in a new way.  They are not business as usual, they are special, they are exciting, and they can be life changing!

ZB

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Oops. We missed. 

In my years of having a beard I have had a few oops I missed trim. I normally clean it up as best as I can and move on. Our intent when we started this site was to have some kind of content every week. We did great out of the gate, then we had an oops. Life grabbed both Zach and I by the beard and took over. We will have some kind of video soon. So check out our merchandise at http://www.zazzle.com/beardedtheologians 

Thanks for all the kind words and prayers after the loss of my mother. 
Peace 

MF

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Your Beard and Your Soul.

I love people. They never cease to amaze me and recently I have noticed that people both male and female, bearded and naked, ask me a lot of questions related to beard care.  The most peculiar (in my opinion) question I get is “Do you wash it? Like with shampoo and conditioner?”  The answer is of coarse I do, just like the hair on your head, if you do not take care of it, it becomes gross.  Nobody wants a gross face.  There typically is a followup question about other products that I put in my beard, and that’s why I am here today, to share with you my favorite beards oils and balms.

Beard oils and balms provide much needed moisture and protection for your skin. For those of you who have a hard time with beards because they make you face itch worse than a beard made of fire ants and honey, I recommend trying an oil or balm to add in moisture to your skins and relax your course facial hair. Plus oils and balms come in a variety of flavors (smells) and I find that particularity comforting.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

Taconic Beard Oil (smells like Paul Bunyan)

Catholic Beard Balm (for those wanting to tap into their inner saint)

For me, my beard as an extension of my soul and if it not well kept neither is my soul.  If my beard looks frazzled, so is my soul.  If my beard is neat, clean, and smelling like baptism, likely my soul is being taken care of as well.

Let your beard be a reflection of the care you have for your soul.

ZB