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On the Way   The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan

thanksgiving.   for love. for family. for home and hearth. for the Holy Trinity.   Taking this week away from the blog to recharge.  See you back next Friday. Here’s the Collect for Thanksgiving Day from our Book of Common Prayer: Almighty and Gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth […]

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Sometimes, a blog is just a log.  A log of what I’ve been up to. Because… you might want to know? (If not, come back for the next entry, to be scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving)   A year ago, almost, (January 1) I started a diary.  I have had diaries and journals through […]

Kingdom Politics

      Be careful what you ask for, I reminded myself,   because, you may actually get it.   Yesterday, on Face Book, I invited suggestions for topics for future blog posts. Coming off of an 8-week series on the Way of Love in which each week’s topic was prescribed in advance, I felt a […]


    this is the final blog post in an eight-week series on the Way of Love. Come back next Friday as the blog continues on all sorts of matters of faith and life. turn.   learn.   pray.   worship.   bless.   go.   rest.      Rest.   If you know me […]


  this blog post is the seventh in a series of eight blog posts about the Way of Love.   For more information about the Way of Love check out www.episcopalchurch.org   turn.   learn.  pray.   worship.   bless.   go.   rest.     Go.   With an open heart and ready to listen. […]


      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, […]

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