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On the Way   The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan
March for (their) Lives

    Here’s why I’m marching tomorrow.   Tomorrow, I will gather at the cathedral with students, parents, clergy and others to assemble for the March for our Lives event at the State House.  We will gather earlier than the noon kick-off time (11:30)  in order to collect ourselves before God and each other and […]


    83.   83 is a number I’ve been living with for about a month since our Canon for Congregational Life and Mission sent it my way.   83.   In school, an 83 is a B.  If you buy that a “C” is “average,” then 83 is “above average.”  [Well. “C” is not […]

parts and pieces

  Disclaimer:  this post is about work specifically related to our diocese in Central Pennsylvania.  Knowing that many of you who enjoy this blog are not from here, bear with me this week as we follow this organizational rabbit trail.  Take what is edifying or applicable to your own place and leave what isn’t.  And […]

the x and the y

  I’m brave enough in this forum to be vulnerable and to admit to the entire internet that back in 9th and 10th grade, I was a chocolate mess, as they say, in math.  My 9th grade Algebra class and my 10th grade geometry class nearly did me in. Earning “Cs” and the “Ds” on […]

about parkland

To offer a blog post this morning that does not lift up the recent tragedy in Florida seems unthinkable-  social media has been flooded in the past three days with calls for prayer and action, outrage, despair, grief and sorrow.  I have watched this week as posts on Facebook have exploded like land mines-  a […]

I’ll pray for you

    Several times a week, I am asked if I will pray for someone or for some particular situation. Several times a week, I offer, in the course of conversation, that I will keep someone or something in my prayers.   So what, exactly, does that mean?   In the Episcopal/Anglican tradition, we have […]

the little things

    I was listening to a meditation podcast the other day- it’s something new that I’ve been doing, receiving training in meditation to grow my practice-  and the teacher was leading us through a “body scan.”  A body scan is a common practice in which, body part by body part, you pay attention to […]


  It took us a long time to find just the right house when we moved to Central Pennsylvania.  Our poor realtor (the most patient man on earth) took me through at least 30 houses over a four or five-month period in no fewer than eight different towns and in all sorts of different neighborhoods.  […]

Whose are we… or… to whom do we belong?

  I can’t read Mark 1: 14-20, the call of Peter and Andrew, James and John, without getting stuck on verse 20-  the one that tells about poor old Zebedee, the father of James and John, who gets left in the boat while his sons run off, responding to Jesus’ direction: “Follow me.”   It’s […]

God and the Subaru

Yesterday, I made my rounds from Gettysburg to Lancaster and back to Harrisburg, as I am wont to do on the second Thursday of each month.  I visit clergy groups in the different regions of our diocese on Thursdays, and these meetings are some of the best moments of my month as I learn about […]

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