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      this is the sixth post in an eight-week series on the Way of Love   turn.   learn.   pray.   worship.   bless.   go.  rest.   Service Gifts Friendship Hospitality Connected-ness Sharing Our Stories Evangelism Gifts   These are the key words that are used on the Episcopal Church website […]


this is the 4th post in a series of  8 posts on the Way of Love: turn. learn. pray. worship. bless. go. rest today’s post is about worship     (written on Sunday, October 7, 2018) Every once in a while- like today-  I skip church.   One of the primary tasks of a bishop’s job […]


      “I pray because the need flows out of me all the time… It doesn’t change God- it changes me.” C.S.Lewis     I didn’t come from a praying family… or at least one that would openly admit to it.   Now, mind you, I came from a religious family- a good Episcopal family, […]


    Today’s blog post is the third in a series exploring the Way of Love:   Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. This post focuses on the practice of Learning. “Study.” (v.)   My guess is that word evokes some pretty strong feelings for many of us.   “Study.”   Either it conjures […]


    (this is the second in an eight-week series of blog posts on The Way of Love)   The seven practices of The Way of Love are presented in a circular shape suggesting that there is no appropriate place to begin their practice, and no defined ending, either. The Way of Love, it turns out, […]

The Way of Love

        ‘Tis the season of Convocation meetings where we gather in each of our seven regions to review the material coming to us for our consideration at Diocesan Convention.   ‘Tis the season where we push the sandals and t-shirts to the back of the closet and put on blazers and lace […]

cooking up creativity

  I love to cook.   I love to cook so much that I did it, professionally, for a decade-  first, in a local restaurant during breaks from college, and then later, when I graduated with an all-purpose A.B. in psychology, as my first post-grad career.  I was trained by the old method of apprenticeship […]

Live. Real.

  I’m just home from the gym where I spent half of an hour on the treadmill, and half of an hour on the exercise bike. Today I will spend probably upwards of eight hours looking at the screen of my laptop; much of that will be sending and receiving emails and conducting business through […]

ora et labora

After two weeks at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas during  which we spent hours in committees considering, hearing testimony about, perfecting and preparing more than 400 resolutions for review and action taken by the two legislative houses of the Episcopal Church (the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops)… […]

gun shot

    “Don’t you think it’s… weird,” my husband commented the other day, “that we live in a place where we hear gun shots all the time- and don’t think much about it…?”   He poured himself another cup of coffee, reached down to scratch the cat on her head, and left the room.   […]

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