Monthly Archives: October 2015

And now, O Father, mindful of the love…

That’s the first line of one of my favorite hymns.   The hymns and the prayers in the Book of Common Prayer have been the chief influences on my makeup.  There have been others almost as strong: Bible commentaries, especially those … Continue reading

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A Room with a View… of God

Last Saturday about a dozen of us spent the day making personal icons at the third annual St. Alban’s Creative Retreat.  The purpose of these retreats is to invite believers to express their faith in creative ways.  The day began with … Continue reading

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No Offence

“And blessed is anyone who takes no offence at me.”   This week I’ve had the good fortune to hear a couple of heavy hitters in our Anglican tradition talk about their faith and visions for our church.  On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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The Tabernacle Within

Draw your gaze inward, we were instructed in a yoga class yesterday morning. Draw your gaze inward.  Such a kind invitation. Teresa of Avila, 16th century Carmelite nun, mystic, and author is celebrated on the liturgical calendar today. Teresa’s interior … Continue reading

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I spent much of last week in Ireland, walking among the stones and bogs of Connemara and the scoured grey flint of Inis Mor. The land was barely tamed, a thin edge of green around a dark and uninhabited center … Continue reading

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Diet Pepsi

The news of the day continues to provide material for a Daily Cup of Good News.  One recent such item is the decision of PepsiCo to change the  formula for Diet Pepsi to one that does not contain aspartame, long … Continue reading

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Exciting News

Pardon me for taking a bit of a detour this week from the path of theological reflection I normally follow for my Daily Cups on Fridays, but I have some exciting news to share:  The Diocese of Washington is going … Continue reading

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