the way of the cross
the way of the cross

There’s a collect, a prayer, that comes up in the Morning Prayer rotation on Fridays that, on most occasions, I make my way through with little trouble.  It is called, simply, A Collect For Fridays. It goes like this: Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, […]

homing
homing

Sometimes God is gracious enough to knock us over the head with the baseball bat of The Obvious.Gracious -because we are saved a lot of work in sifting through the stuff of our daily lives to find meaning.  Gracious – because the dots come all connected.  This morning, I have received such a gift.  God […]

snippets
snippets

My grandmother called it a “snippet.” In seminary, I learned the Greek word, “pericope.” In the past two weeks, I’ve been dealing in snippets… pericopes… of the life and times of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania and assembling a new life for myself in a place that is brand new to me by collecting […]

coming into view
coming into view

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13: 12 These words of St. Paul wind up his “Hymn to Love” – part of Paul’s first letter […]

pray
pray

Pray. On Facebook, yesterday, in response to the shootings at Emanuel AME Zion Church in Charleston I wrote as a “status update,” … home cleaning my oven and packing boxes and dreaming of an exciting future while time has stopped at Emanuel AME Zion in S. Carolina. Prayers for the victims of this horrific and […]

Detour
Detour

You can’t get there… until you leave here. And, even then, it won’t be a straight shot to Harrisburg:  I will be attending the triennial General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, from June 23- July 4. Going to General Convention while packing up to move from our home of nearly […]

starting
starting

This is the first blog post of a new blog-  a blog that will help me give voice to my new role as bishop and, even more importantly, to record, celebrate and ponder the movement of God in Central Pennsylvania and my (our) faithfulness in following the Way of Jesus, as inspired and empowered by the Holy Spirit.I’ve […]