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Last week I was alerted by one of my blog readers that an error message had popped up when he tried to access the blog. Another reader sent me a message that they could not open the blog. A third friend reported that a strange message about the privacy setting on the blog had popped […]

passion and purpose

A story from the desert fathers: Abba Lot came to Abba Joseph and said: Father, according as I am able, I keep my little rule, and my little fast, my prayer, meditation and contemplative silence; and, according as I am able, I strive to cleanse my heart of thoughts: now what more should I do? The […]

Convention 2017
Convention 2017

On our way to Convention 2017 in Hershey (PA) at the Antique Auto Museum (!). Stop back next week for a new blog post and look on Face Book before then for updates from Convention!


In the past 59 years, I have had at least four names-  five, if you count the name that my parents had planned on giving me before I was born, and then changed at the last minute (that name was “Lindsay”). I was born Audrey Lynn Hunter.  “Audrey” after my father’s sister, “Lynn” after my […]

back in the saddle

                                        Dear friends, What a week. I have been at the House of Bishops fall meeting which was held, this year, in the Diocese of Alaska among many faithful Episcopalians living in Fairbanks and small, remote […]


I am away this week in Fairbanks, Alaska at the House of Bishops fall meeting.What follows is a re-posting of some of my photos that I have already posted on Facebook describing our time here, so far.Some people have asked why the House of Bishops is meeting here-  it seems to be an exotic and […]

from sea to shining sea

In the past month, I have had the pleasure of spending time with my toes in both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and have reaped the salty benefits of both. My visit to the Atlantic was part of my annual pilgrimage “Down East” to places around Casco Bay that I have been visiting since […]

vacation looms
vacation looms

                                Dear friends, There’s so much that I am learning about living faithfully by being here in Central Pennsylvania and paying attention to all of the work around me, especially the work of those who labor in the fields and […]

what do you do all day?

As I sat at a traffic light this morning, I looked across the road at the corn field, admired the neat rows of growing plants and hummed that famous line from “Oklahoma!:”  “The corn is as high as a elephant’s eye.” It was a long wait at the light, and so I got to musing.  […]

Wholeness. Circles.

There’s a word that I’ve been using, lately, in my meditation and prayer to guide me in living faithfully.  It’s not a new word to spring forth from my mouth, but I’m giving it some extra attention these days.  It is: “wholeness.” Wholeness. I think of wholeness as a state of being complete, of “roundness,” […]

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