April 21, 2016

In the Name of God:  Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier –

 

I love this ecumenical service – ushering in our national holiday of gratitude together – blessing our bread – hearing the same lessons year after year.  Every year we gather together to ask the Lord’s blessi...

April 17, 2016

St. Augustine, April 17, 2016; Easter 4; Year C; John 10:22-30

 

In the Name of God:  the Creator, the Redeemer, the Sanctifier --

 

It is no secret that we are a basketball family – or at least half of us is.  At certain times during the year, basketball seems to permeate...

February 8, 2016

Before you know it, we will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday (Feb. 9) with a pizza party.  We’ll be following a centuries old tradition of using up all the dietary fat that is sitting around so that we can be austere and fast on Ash Wednesday and in the weeks to come.  We...

December 1, 2015

The other night I left church after an evening meeting, and there was what I call an Advent sky.  Even though it wasn’t quite Advent, I knew we were close.  It was cold outside and crisp with lack of humidity.  The sky is the deepest of blue, and yet there is a hint of...

October 29, 2015

It was a tiny little envelope with the words “Courage, Peace and Power” written down one side. There was a scripture reference: Daniel 10:19. Further down were the words “Interesting Reading” underlined for emphasis. You could tell that the envelope had been around for...

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