Tag Archives: Grace

Grace wins

The Wednesday blogger has been delinquent the last couple of weeks. Things at church have been a bit of a whirlwind, and the Daily Cup became the thing I intended to get to, but didn’t, in order to keep the … Continue reading

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Keeping Grace

As the introduction to a sermon yesterday I read from Gerard Manley Hopkin’s As Kingfishers Catch Fire.   As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Op Shop

The Op Shop is shorthand for The Opportunity Shop, a ministry of the church that I serve.  The Op Shop is located in the basement and is a place that sells the leftovers of people’s living – what remains when … Continue reading

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There is a Balm in Gilead

In a sermon I preached at St. Alban’s parish yesterday I quoted The Rt. Rev. Francis Paget.  Paget was consecrated as Bishop of Oxford by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1901 and had previously served as the Regent Professor of … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Word for the Imperfect

Without doubt yesterday (Father’s Day) was a day of mixed blessings.  For every family that experienced a glorious day of togetherness there were throngs of us who muddled through the day with a sense of incompleteness and wonder.  After church … Continue reading

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The Real Life is Plan B

The day I graduated from college plan A was in place.  The plan was to continue doing what I was doing and not doing, all of this doing and not doing a thing to which I’ll leave to your imagination … Continue reading

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A Bishop, A Hymn, and God’s Grace

With apologies to Laurence, Deacon and Martyr at Rome in 258 A.D., I’d like to write about something that happened on my drive in to church yesterday morning.  As I was making my way through Georgetown, my iPod which was … Continue reading

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