Tag Archives: blessing

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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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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Too Little Time

Last week, on Valentine’s Day morning, at around 1:00 a.m. my best friend’s mother died.  I had been to see her mother earlier that night to pray and simply be present.  I received the call around 1:20 a.m. and by … Continue reading

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Hey, Today is St. Matthew’s Day

Perhaps not surprisingly, in my ordained life, I’ve been asked several times: “Doesn’t it seem weird when you are reading the gospel in church to say, ‘…from the gospel according to Matthew’?”  Or, “don’t you want to sometimes say, ‘…from … Continue reading

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