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On the Way   The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan
energy
energy

                                 energy This blog entry is the one originally written for this morning.  For a response to yesterday’s school shooting in Oregon, please see the entry after this one, posted also today.My mom joined the gym when she was in […]

the blog entry I had not intended on- or hoped to- write
the blog entry I had not intended on- or hoped to- write

Let your compassion be swift to meet us; For we have been brought very low.                                                 Psalm 79 :8 b,c Yesterday I was in meetings all day- from 9:00 AM -3:30 PM- with my cell phone turned to mute.  I climbed in my car at 7:00 AM to begin the day, and got home […]

bridges
bridges

We have a lot of bridges here in Harrisburg.  Anyone who’s been here for a while can list their names quite easily:  the George Wade Memorial Bridge, the Harvey Taylor Bridge (also known as the Forster St. Bridge), the Market Street Bridge (once known as the Camelback Bridge during the Civil War era) and the […]

unfathomable
unfathomable

(Note:  this blog entry includes graphic descriptions of violence against human beings as described in a refugee’s account of civiI war)  I was sitting in a circle of 12 or so people at the (then) Trinity Conference Center in Cornwall, CT.  We had just finished a sumptuous dinner that included roast pork with a cherry […]

tomorrow
tomorrow

The usual Friday morning blog is on hiatus until next week as I continue to prepare for my consecration and ordination tomorrow.Please join me in the prayer that has become my daily meditation in these past weeks and months: A Prayer of Self-Dedication Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide […]

body, mind, spirit
body, mind, spirit

                                                Shema Yisreal  multi-media art by Laddie John Dill   Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, […]

silent companions
silent companions

In the morning, I lace up my sneakers and head out to get some air in my lungs and begin the day outside, in the beauty of creation.  It is an instinct that I have had all my life- to breathe in the morning air, out-of-doors- instead of stumbling from bed to shower or from […]

up lewisburg way
up lewisburg way

Liverpool PA In the past three weeks I have traveled up Lewisburg way four or five times.  It seems to be a good middle-point meeting place in our diocese and getting there from Harrisburg is an easy- and scenic- drive up Rts 322 and 11/15. I’m beginning to learn the names of the towns that […]

gathering
gathering

This week (and its not over yet,) I have logged more than 400 miles on my odometer making my way around Central PA for various meetings and gatherings.  Six different folks have made their way to Pine St. to meet with me, racking up an additional 528 miles on the road, and, as I’ve been […]

the way of the cross
the way of the cross

There’s a collect, a prayer, that comes up in the Morning Prayer rotation on Fridays that, on most occasions, I make my way through with little trouble.  It is called, simply, A Collect For Fridays. It goes like this: Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, […]

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