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Polycarp and Purpose

On Monday, the Calendar of Saints celebrated the life and death of one of my favorites; I’d like to share him with you today as a way of entering the season of Lent. Saint Polycarp served as bishop of Smyrna (an … Continue reading

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Unbelievable! (8)

This series explores what we don’t believe — and why — in order to help us understand what we do believe, and why we do. The Church does not teach that any of us will ever be perfect people. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s The Little Things

“Little things matter,” my Mom used to say.  In the house that I was raised in things like table manners and being polite and respectful were non-negotiable expectations.  One of my mother’s other favorite sayings was, “If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Unseen blossom

Over the last few weeks, my amaryllis has been preparing to bloom. I’ve had a number of them bloom out of season this year, including a great blood-red one that opened just in time for Passiontide. This one will be … Continue reading

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Indicative, Imperative or both?

Golly I’ve been thinking a lot since yesterday’s sermon.  Of course, there were three services yesterday and each time what we shared as preacher and congregation was different but the heart of the question (ha!) was the same:  What’s the … Continue reading

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White Smoke

This afternoon, I was meeting with a parishioner when my computer began to chirp and squawk and cheer. Much disturbed, I went to the monitor, to find that it was the website of theWashington Post, playing some kind of video … Continue reading

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Proficient, Equipped for Every Good Work

The epistle reading for today’s service of Holy Eucharist comes from 2 Timothy, specifically 2 Timothy 3:10-17.  The passage reads: “Now you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11my … Continue reading

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