mash up no volume

On mornings when I make it to the gym, I spend time on the treadmill.  Sometimes I spend my whole gym-time on the treadmill, and other times I just do a 10-minute walking warm-up before moving on to other exercises. No matter how long I am there, I always turn on the personal tv attached […]

bishop making

                                            I have been away at the “Living Our Vows” conference this week, a part of the College for Bishops, known sometimes as “baby bishops’ school.”  It is part of the formation programs for bishops […]

This Fragile Earth, our Island Home

GUEST BLOGGER! This week I have invited The Rev. Linda K. Watkins to share an essay that  she wrote in response to the decision last week for our country to withdraw from the Parish Climate Agreement. Linda’s work in Environmental Justice is fueled by a passion born of the Holy Spirit and I am glad to […]

The LCD

Remember the LCDfrom 4th grade math? You know, it was part of learning how to work with fractions-  by finding the LCD, or lowest common denominator, the adding and subtracting of fractions was made possible by finding the smallest common number that was a multiple of all the denominators.  In much simpler terms, it simply […]

memorial day

The blog will be suspended this week in observance of Memorial Day.Pray for peace among the nations. O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not […]

a chicken in every pot?

In the presidential campaign of 1928 in which Herbert Hoover ran against Alfred Smith (and won by a landslide), he used the slogan: “If I am elected, there will be a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” Considering what happened just a year later, I’m not sure that came to fruition, but […]

A chicken in every pot

In the presidential campaign of 1928 in which Herbert Hoover ran against Alfred Smith (and won by a landslide), he used the slogan: “If I am elected, there will be a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.”Considering what happened just a year later, I’m not sure that came to fruition, but the dream […]

Where have all the priests gone, long time passing…? At a convocation meeting this week a senior priest in our diocese cautioned us that we need to begin taking the job of raising new clergy from our congregations seriously, if we are to continue being the Church as we know it in the post-baby-boomer era. […]

meetings. more meetings.
meetings. more meetings.

Years ago, when I was in the first year of my curacy, an old and very wise canon of the Church pulled me aside at a dinner party to give me some words of reassurance.  He told me: “Audrey, don’t worry, I hear that in heaven, there are no meetings.”Meetings- oh meetings-  they are an […]

Conference Follow up
Conference Follow up

As promised, here is a follow up to our participation in the Bishops United Against Gun Violence Conference in Chicago, last week. (April 20-22).I have asked for the two diocesan members who accompanied me, Ms. Shayna Watson of St. James’, Lancaster, and The Rev. Rebecca Myers of Nativity, Newport and St. Stephen’s, Thompsontown, to offer […]