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The Longest Night

Advent reflection for the Longest Night service at Trinity Episcopal Church December 16, 2017 The Longest Night service at Trinity Church in Houston takes place on the Saturday evening closest to the winter solstice during Advent. We gather together in … Continue reading

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The Holy

The holy Invites you to laughter so secret even the angels may not get the joke Sleeps beside you at three a.m. Stands next to you in the shower Smiles back at you from the dressing room mirror. *** The … Continue reading

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Lift your hands…and your hearts

The back story is this…this picture was taken by the Reverend Hannah Atkins, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston.  We were sitting in the pews in the midst of the Thanksgiving service at Trinity for Lord of the Streets … Continue reading

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This Moment

This moment When the world is Jingling with carols Sparkling with tinsel Shining with ribbons Overflowing with anticipation This moment When our Hearts long for loved ones Souls ache for our wounded world Minds spin with frustration Bodies throb with … Continue reading

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Kissing Lepers

Today is October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.  We often celebrate this day by blessing animals in our churches as we remember the St. Francis who loved the birds and other creatures…and that may be all some … Continue reading

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Inclusivity?

Recently I have been listening to a number of conversations in and around our church about inclusivity…and I have found myself thinking about inclusivity as a spiritual practice.  Many who endorse the title of “progressive Christian” also endorse the virtue of inclusivity … Continue reading

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La Luna

I drove home tonight in the glow of a full moon, like a pearl shining, like a marble with a rough place where the man in the moon peeks out.  The moon teaches us that things aren’t always what they seem–if … Continue reading

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Resurrection,Redemption: Beyond All Reason

So much is stirring in our world these past days…  A fairy tale royal wedding in London.  Two days later the death of Osama bin Laden with avalanche outpouring of relief, celebration by some and confusion by others.  Tornadoes and flooding … Continue reading

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Alleluia

Today is Easter Sunday, the Christian tradition’s celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.  Churches all over the world  proclaim “Alleluia, He is risen!” This day, more than any other, is the cornerstone of faith for many…the very existence of Easter … Continue reading

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An Acceptable Time–Ash Wednesday and All the Rest

I found this post right after I published the last one tonight…this one was a draft that I thought had been eaten by gremlins at my hotel in Fort Worth that week of Ash Wednesday. So, I am backpedaling to … Continue reading

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