Monthly Archives: September 2013

There is a Balm in Gilead

In a sermon I preached at St. Alban’s parish yesterday I quoted The Rt. Rev. Francis Paget.  Paget was consecrated as Bishop of Oxford by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1901 and had previously served as the Regent Professor of … Continue reading

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Por Su Ausencia

Earlier this week, I was meeting with Lorena Thompson Thompson our Director of Children’s Ministries and she mentioned this expression in Spanish: “Brilla por su ausencia.”  The translation literally is, “shines by your absence,” and it caught my ear and … Continue reading

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It’s Time

The malleability of time was an elusive theme that resided somewhere in my brain during my four months of sabbatical.  I almost never felt that a day was too long or not long enough while I was away from St. … Continue reading

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The big picture

The start to my ordained ministry was a rough ride. I chose to go to a parish that was experiencing significant conflict, which ended up with the departure of a number of members. When they left, of course, they took … Continue reading

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Faith and Sight

Leaving St. Alban’s Parish yesterday I noticed a neighbor from a nearby building looking at me with an outstretched arm.  Abby was excitedly circling his hand in a counter-clockwise motion, beckoning me to come to him.  I walked over to … Continue reading

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Another Theft

There was another robbery at St. Alban’s last Sunday. Cash was stolen from the purses of two acolytes during the 11:15 service. The purses were in a locked closet in the locked vesting room. Unfortunately this is not a new … Continue reading

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Rescued

“For you have rescued my life from death,  my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.” Psalm 116:7 In my mid-twenties, I went through what my grandmother would call, “a rocky patch,” where I felt like I was simply … Continue reading

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