Monthly Archives: January 2016

Favorite Hymn

Recently I was having a conversation with someone and was asked, “Matthew, what is your favorite hymn?”  Although I have many hymns that I love there are a few that would fall into that category of “favorite.”  I answered: Hymn … Continue reading

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A Wordy Kind of Saint

Imagine teaching a lesson on Thomas Aquinas to 3rd and 4th Graders. That’s the sacredly foolish task I gave my Sunday School teachers one year at my first parish in preparation for All Saints’ Sunday. Why Aquinas, one might reasonably … Continue reading

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Away the Blizzard Blahs

It was only one blizzard, but it was enough. I’m ready for a chuckle or two.  Perhaps you are too.  I used some of the downtime to go through some old papers I’ve been keeping, and I found one with … Continue reading

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Saint Corey

I’ll never forget an exchange I had many years ago with a Home Depot employee who helped me find some heavy copper wire for a sculpture I was making.  After coiling up the wire and handing it to me I looked … Continue reading

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Unity

“O God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Savior, the Prince of Peace: Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions; take away all hatred and prejudice, … Continue reading

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Happy Office Plants

My spiritual practice, such as it is, includes my reading an eclectic collection of daily email meditations, quotes, and reflections from different religions, cultures, and sources. A couple of days ago, I found this in my inbox: “Never go to … Continue reading

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A Sabbath Reflection

Do you ever wonder about the Commandments; how they came to be?  Why are you supposed to keep holy the Sabbath day? What does that even mean? Why was the punishment – being stoned to death – so extreme? That … Continue reading

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