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History . Our Story

Thursday  3 October 2019 Philadelphia ONE. I’m here in Center City Philadelphia sitting in my 4thfloor aerie of an historic hotel room, looking out of the tiny, single dormer window to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which, when it was built in 1922, was the longest single span bridge in America. I’m here for the 250thanniversary […]

a Pastoral Letter

A Pastoral Letter from The Rt. Rev. Audrey C. ScanlanXI BishopThe Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania (to be read in all parishes on Sunday, September 8, 2019) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable […]

how to pray about this

Suggestions for How to Pray in the Middle of This* I called for us (my family, friends and members of our diocese who read what I write on Facebook) to prayer today, in the aftermath of the weekend shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton OH.   One of my friends replied to my suggestion of […]

at the core, bequeathed.

On Sunday afternoon, when I return from my visit up north, I will head straight to the corner of the garage where we store the camping supplies:  tent, hammock, sleeping bag, chair, and plastic bins with camp stove, fuel, coffee press, cutting board, cutlery, paper towels, lighters, lanterns, flashlights, batteries, fire starter, camp knife, dish pan, […]

focus- take two

(The first posting of this blog dropped an entire paragraph. This is the full version. Sorry.) Last week at this time, I was focused intently on the one square foot of land beneath my feet that changed with each step that I took, drawing closer and closer to the goal of the end of Peter’s […]

focus

Last week at this time, I was focused intently on the one square foot of land beneath my feet that changed with each step that I took, drawing closer and closer to the goal of the end of Peter’s Mountain on our Appalachian Camino hike.  It was a focus that was necessary as my hiking party […]

Checking in on the Way of Love

I missed my monthly blog deadline on Friday.  I was traveling and have a new laptop that is not yet loaded with all of the old automatic passwords and access codes and I was short on both time and patience in trying to re-set a password that I was sure that I had right, but kept freezing […]

on relevancy

      This past weekend my husband and I traveled to Florida to attend the wedding of one of our friends’ children.  There were a number of things about the weekend that offered fodder for reflection: First, it was a “weekend.”  We rarely get weekends off.  Second, it was in Florida, a state that I’ve […]

640/640 He is Risen.

    (My Easter Sermon preached at St. Stephen’s Cathedral offered as a conclusion to the GOD 640 project)   Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen, indeed!  Alleluia!   From our gospel reading:   Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told (about Jesus’ […]

544/640

544/640* There’s an easiness that’s developed with this practice of God-spotting which is a little surprising to me, even after recording 544 incidents of finding God in my midst. In the home stretch, now, I’ve become accustomed to the feel of the little notebook in the palm of my hand, its cardboard cover a little […]

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