Category Archives: Spirituality

The Day After the Election

Today I turned 52.  I have been around a long time to some. To others, I’m still a child.  It was Mark Twain that said, “All men die at 27, we just bury them at 72.”  I believe that I am more alive today than I have been in years. I have my reasons: I …

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Reflections on a Monday Morning

It is a Monday morning and I am sitting at my “office” in a local bookstore.  I have been in my new job for four months, and I am reflecting on questions and issues that I have been dealing with since July. Flexibility of schedule– for most of the past 6 years I have worked …

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Feast of Saint Francis

I pulled this from a year ago.  It is a grand day in the life of the church, enjoy! From October 4, 2011 Today is the Feast of Saint Francis. Even my United Methodist background found room for this saint.  I remember when the Book of Worship came out in 1992, it was amazing to …

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A Colony of Heaven

From Common Prayer today: Martin Luther King Jr. said this: “There was a time when the church was very powerful. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a …

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God’s Love for All

As I was getting ready to leave the house this morning, I heard a story on NPR about rates of giving among the rich.  Those that live in more diverse places tend to give more than those who are isolated from their communities. When I began Morning Prayer, I read from Romans 8:1-11: 1 So now …

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The Call of Philip and Nathanael

The Gospel reading in Morning Prayer was from the first chapter of John: Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael  The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found …

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