January 30, 2019

If you buy a skein of yarn for knitting or crocheting, it is a given that the center part of the skein will be a tangled mess of yarn. It's just what happens when the yarn is wrapped at the factory. It's not knotted, but it's tangled, and a mess. It takes patience to g...

January 23, 2019

I mentioned the name ‘Mary Oliver’ during Sunday’s sermon. I asked if folks knew of her and to my surprise, I got more head shakes saying ‘no’ than the expected nods of ‘yes.’ Mary Oliver was a Pulitzer Prize winning poet that passed away a little over a week ago. She...

January 16, 2019

This Sunday we will observe the Feast of St. Stephen – yes, the feast made famous in the Good Wenceslaus song.

For those who pay attention to these things, you'll know we're a little late with this. The Feast of St. Stephen is on December 26, so it tends to get buried u...

January 9, 2019

“What brings you hope for the New Year?”

This was a question asked last night by a good friend at the conclusion of a meeting last night around my conference table at St. Stephen’s. The group laughed uncomfortably. In large part because the folks gathered around the tab...

January 2, 2019

This "Earthrise" photo taken from Apollo 8 in 1968 is among my favorites. (I make no secret of the fact that I'm fascinated by space.)

It fits with my image of God.

I know some people have very personal imagery of God: walking with Jesus; walking side by side with the Lo...

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