Tag Archives: Ministry

Quiddity

Last week, Jim Quigley (who writes this blog on Mondays) came into my office, face lit up like Christmas, and said, “You’ve got to come see the art in the basement!” Now, in his former life, Jim was a painter … Continue reading

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Babe the Shepherd

first published September 22, 2011 I feel like a shepherd a lot of times.  If I’m not shepherding singers than it’s a husband or parent or child.  At least I think they need it…sometimes they disagree.  And while it hasn’t … Continue reading

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Suprise!

Judging by the word on the street (or in the church), it seems we have some “identity issues.”  These issues seem to stem from the anxiety caused by lower attendance and decreased membership in the local and national church alike.  … Continue reading

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A fruitful time

Fruitful:  1a: yielding or producing fruit  b: conducive to an abundant yield                                             2:abundantly productive, e.g. a fruitful discussion The goal of ministry – … Continue reading

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Pay it forward – “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

I am so grateful for being right here in this powerful place, right now in this time of my life. I feel fully present to this moment in my life. It feels like a new beginning – similar to a … Continue reading

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What does it mean to retire?

After 24 years of serving as a parish priest, I recently decided to retire from active ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church and announced it to my parish. I know it is a privilege to retire and not everyone can … Continue reading

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Bear Fruit

“You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last…” (John 15:16a) Today we celebrate in the church year the feast of St. Matthias The Apostle.  Matthias was elected … Continue reading

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