Monthly Archives: November 2015

Little Trees

“Let the field exult, and everything in it.Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” Pslam 96:12   This afternoon we drove to the National Arboretum to view the fabulous bonsai collection.  Even though it was a … Continue reading

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The Road to Gratitude

It would be fair to say that I am not the world’s biggest opera lover, but maybe that’s the advantage I had last Saturday over some of the true opera lovers who were at The Washington Opera’s production of Appomattox … Continue reading

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Joy

Yesterday afternoon, I turned on the radio, and All Things Considered was doing a segment on French’s green bean casserole. You know the stuff: canned beans, mushroom soup, fried onions from a third can. It embodies everything awful about 1950’s … Continue reading

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Who am I? Why am I here?

In her sermon at the diocesan confirmations at the Cathedral a couple of weeks ago, Bishop Budde told the confirmands how important it is to become – to be – your unique self. The temptations to be other – to … Continue reading

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plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Hello, and Happy Monday.  The church calendar helps us remember significant lives in the long history of the church.  Today’s calendar helps us remember Clement.  Clement was the third Bishop of Rome.  Nothing is known of Clements’ two predecessors and … Continue reading

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Carrying the Seed

“Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, * will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.” Psalm 126:7   Often, while in the deep darkness of our grief, sadness and even anger we cannot see how or when we … Continue reading

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Connections

This coming Sunday, as well any other I hope, demonstrates how music contributes to the rich variety of worship that is possible in a liturgical setting. When I planned the music this past summer for what I guessed would be … Continue reading

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