back in the saddle

                                        Dear friends, What a week. I have been at the House of Bishops fall meeting which was held, this year, in the Diocese of Alaska among many faithful Episcopalians living in Fairbanks and small, remote […]


I am away this week in Fairbanks, Alaska at the House of Bishops fall meeting.What follows is a re-posting of some of my photos that I have already posted on Facebook describing our time here, so far.Some people have asked why the House of Bishops is meeting here-  it seems to be an exotic and […]

from sea to shining sea

In the past month, I have had the pleasure of spending time with my toes in both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and have reaped the salty benefits of both. My visit to the Atlantic was part of my annual pilgrimage “Down East” to places around Casco Bay that I have been visiting since […]

vacation looms
vacation looms

                                Dear friends, There’s so much that I am learning about living faithfully by being here in Central Pennsylvania and paying attention to all of the work around me, especially the work of those who labor in the fields and […]

what do you do all day?

As I sat at a traffic light this morning, I looked across the road at the corn field, admired the neat rows of growing plants and hummed that famous line from “Oklahoma!:”  “The corn is as high as a elephant’s eye.” It was a long wait at the light, and so I got to musing.  […]

Wholeness. Circles.

There’s a word that I’ve been using, lately, in my meditation and prayer to guide me in living faithfully.  It’s not a new word to spring forth from my mouth, but I’m giving it some extra attention these days.  It is: “wholeness.” Wholeness. I think of wholeness as a state of being complete, of “roundness,” […]


It’s been more than a week since I returned from the amazing youth event, EYE (Episcopal Youth Event) 2017 held in Oklahoma City.  I am still hearing the songs of the worship band in my head, laughing to myself at some of our “inside” jokes among our delegation (Yee Haw!)  and am just so grateful […]

the stewardship of souls

I’ve just returned from the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) in Oklahoma City, a triennial gathering of the youth of our Church for worship, fellowship, study and prayer.  This was my first time at this traveling event (last time it was in Philly) and it was an honor and a privilege to accompany our delegation of […]


I spent some time over the holiday weekend watching a show on t.v. that featured a guide at the Gettysburg battlefield giving his talk about the great three-day battle that claimed more than 7,000 lives in the War Between the States.   The t.v. was on in the background as I did some other work, and […]

busman’s holiday

The first recorded use of the phrase, “Busman’s holiday” was in 1893 in the UK when it was used to communicate the idea is that a busman, going off on a holiday, would most likely take an excursion by bus, thereby engaging in a similar activity to his work. Today, we use the idiom in […]