Monthly Archives: February 2012

A different kind of wholeness

“A leper came to Jesus beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, ‘If you will, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I will; be made clean.’” … Continue reading

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What does it mean to retire?

After 24 years of serving as a parish priest, I recently decided to retire from active ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church and announced it to my parish. I know it is a privilege to retire and not everyone can … Continue reading

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Regret Nothing

A couple of nights ago, while doing the after-dinner washing up, my daughters and I were having a discussion about events in the past. “Do you wish it had never happened?” “Do you ever think about what it’d be like … Continue reading

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Bear Fruit

“You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last…” (John 15:16a) Today we celebrate in the church year the feast of St. Matthias The Apostle.  Matthias was elected … Continue reading

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They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden

George and I have just returned from a week long vacation in Puerto Rico – sunny breezes, beautiful beaches, fascinating history, friendly people and great food. But one of our best experiences was driving and walking through El Yunque rainforest, … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

I arrived home today after the first two services to find that my dogs had decided to get into the spirit of things. At church, we are observing Ash Wednesday, gently brushing ashes onto the upturned foreheads of men, women, … Continue reading

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In Communion

My wish for everyone is that there would be one moment in your life when you knew, without any doubt, that God existed.  One such moment in my life was hearing Gregorio Allegri’s setting of Psalm 51, Miserere Mei, Deus … Continue reading

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