Monthly Archives: February 2015

Word of The Day: Blessed

Blessed Matthew 5:1-10 Feast of George Herbert, Priest 1633   Usually “blessed” is synonymous with “thankful.”  To receive God’s blessing is indeed a cause for thankfulness, but to be blessed or feel blessed is a much richer, broader experience.  Blessings come in … Continue reading

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Lullaby

I have played Chopin’s Berceuse for six different occasions, including three funerals in the past week. I wasn’t being unimaginative – it was simply the right piece for all six of those times.  I was asked to learn it for … Continue reading

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Polycarp and Purpose

On Monday, the Calendar of Saints celebrated the life and death of one of my favorites; I’d like to share him with you today as a way of entering the season of Lent. Saint Polycarp served as bishop of Smyrna (an … Continue reading

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That was me

In my contacts with the homeless that frequent St. Alban’s, it often seems that we are not making any appreciable difference in their lives; that we are only feeding them, necessary as that may be.  But every now and then … Continue reading

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Things Heard and Left Unheard

There have been several stories lately, in print and on the radio, about the importance of touch. One scientist arguing, successfully in my opinion, that touch is the most important of all senses. Touching a newborn stimulates their intellectual and … Continue reading

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Our pet crows

I was at a birthday party this weekend.  At some point in the conversation the topic of our pets came up.  I contributed by noting that we have had dogs and we have had cats, (and fish, turtles, canaries, and … Continue reading

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I’m Excited

As noted by Ellen Davis in an essay called No Explanations in the Church, there’s a sign that reads just that at the entrance to the Church of the Agony at the foot of the Mount of Olives, the traditional … Continue reading

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Word of The Day: Circumcised

Circumcised  Galatians 5:1-15, Feast of Absalom Jones In Paul’s day, to be circumcised was the visible sign for Jewish men of their faith; they were indelibly marked, changed as a symbol of their faith. For centuries circumcision, or not, was … Continue reading

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Boast Madly in God

(revised from a posting first published February 16, 2012) This Sunday marks the end of the Epiphany season and a chance to relish the word “alleluia”, before it disappears from our prayers and hymns until Easter. As it happens alleluia … Continue reading

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Kayla’s letter

This morning, I went to a Bible study in which the discussion kept turning, over and over, to a letter that was written by Kayla Mueller, the young American woman who died recently in the custody of Isis. It is … Continue reading

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