Monthly Archives: April 2016

Good Neighbors

What do we owe our neighbors? Not just those in visible need, but those who fit the more conventional definition – i.e. those who live right next to us? Jesus doesn’t get points for originality on his response to this … Continue reading

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Hold It Up to the Light

Our front yard contains the stump of a tree that was removed before we moved in and another tree that is slowly dying. So, Chris and I have begun tree shopping. We have been to several nurseries and been somewhat … Continue reading

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Singing to the Lord

Last weekend, I went with a group of parishioners to Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York. The monastery is home to a community of Episcopalian monks. (This confuses some people, since the one thing everyone remembers from studying … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Mom

On the flight home from Rome last week I watched a couple of movies. One was “Ricki and the Flash,” starring Meryl Streep as a middle-aged woman who abandons her family in Indiana to pursue a calling to be a … Continue reading

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Alleluia!

Yesterday afternoon I officiated at a memorial service.   We were small in number but abounding in spirit.  Funerals for people that live long lives tend to be that way and there’s an intimacy to them that’s hard to achieve … Continue reading

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Found in Translation

It doesn’t matter if they’ve never met an actual shepherd. I remain amazed at the power this image has for even our most “citified” children. This past Sunday in Children’s Chapel, we talked about the Good Shepherd and the wide … Continue reading

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Mornings

Beginning Monday morning and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, I awakened to sunshine and bright blue, clear skies. I was immediately and profoundly thankful for being part of God’s creation. It reminded me of my favorite little book of prayer … Continue reading

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