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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* 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 […]


  Dateline: April 4, 2019; Atlanta Airport; Gate C34   People watching is the best. I could do it for hours. Today, I’ve had a few hours to cool my heels in the airport, waiting for a flight home to Harrisburg. Yup, give me a cup of coffee, a big bag of Peanut M&Ms (a […]


  On Wednesday, the staff and I spent the day at St. John’s, Bellefonte, meeting with people from the Altoona Convocation, sharing in Bible Study and lunch together, and participating in a service of Holy Eucharist.  It was a gift- as all of our Staff in Residence Days are-  the fun of taking a road […]


  This blog is the continuation of  a series for Lent in which I am pausing every hour between 5 AM and 8 PM to notice and record the activity of God in my life       This Lent I have decided to re-read Julian of Norwich’s classic tome, Divine Revelations of Love, in which she […]


      This blog is the continuation of a series for Lent in which I am pausing every hour between 5 AM and 8 PM to notice and record the activity of God in my life       6 days X 16 God-sightings per day = 96 + 33 previous sightings (last week’s […]

33/640 God spotting

  33/640   As I sit down to write this- just after 5 AM on Friday, 8 March, it is after having completed 33 points of my 640-point Lenten Project, GOD 640 .   “What is this GOD 640 thing,” you ask?   “I’ve googled it and I can’t find it anywhere.”   GOD 640  isn’t in the google-sphere-  yet. […]

God made manifest

  I’ve always liked the rhythm of the Church year as it is laid out for us in seasons-  Advent, Christmas, Epiphanytide, Lent, etc.  and, as one season nears its end, I find myself looking forward to the next- imagining seasonal projects that I’ll take on, books that I’ll read, and shifts that I will […]


Within the first three minutes of the liturgy of ordination- for deacons and priests- in the Presentation by the sponsors and the opening dialogue between ordinand and bishop, the ordinand pledges obedience to the bishop and loyalty to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of Christ as the Church has received them. (BCP 526, 538.)  In […]

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