Welcome to the Bishop's Blog
On the Way   The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan

Last week at this time, I was focused intently on the one square foot of land beneath my feet that changed with each step that I took, drawing closer and closer to the goal of the end of Peter’s Mountain on our Appalachian Camino hike.  It was a focus that was necessary as my hiking party […]

Checking in on the Way of Love

I missed my monthly blog deadline on Friday.  I was traveling and have a new laptop that is not yet loaded with all of the old automatic passwords and access codes and I was short on both time and patience in trying to re-set a password that I was sure that I had right, but kept freezing […]

on relevancy

      This past weekend my husband and I traveled to Florida to attend the wedding of one of our friends’ children.  There were a number of things about the weekend that offered fodder for reflection: First, it was a “weekend.”  We rarely get weekends off.  Second, it was in Florida, a state that I’ve […]

640/640 He is Risen.

    (My Easter Sermon preached at St. Stephen’s Cathedral offered as a conclusion to the GOD 640 project)   Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen, indeed!  Alleluia!   From our gospel reading:   Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told (about Jesus’ […]


544/640* There’s an easiness that’s developed with this practice of God-spotting which is a little surprising to me, even after recording 544 incidents of finding God in my midst. In the home stretch, now, I’ve become accustomed to the feel of the little notebook in the palm of my hand, its cardboard cover a little […]


  Dateline: April 4, 2019; Atlanta Airport; Gate C34   People watching is the best. I could do it for hours. Today, I’ve had a few hours to cool my heels in the airport, waiting for a flight home to Harrisburg. Yup, give me a cup of coffee, a big bag of Peanut M&Ms (a […]


  On Wednesday, the staff and I spent the day at St. John’s, Bellefonte, meeting with people from the Altoona Convocation, sharing in Bible Study and lunch together, and participating in a service of Holy Eucharist.  It was a gift- as all of our Staff in Residence Days are-  the fun of taking a road […]


  This blog is the continuation of  a series for Lent in which I am pausing every hour between 5 AM and 8 PM to notice and record the activity of God in my life       This Lent I have decided to re-read Julian of Norwich’s classic tome, Divine Revelations of Love, in which she […]


      This blog is the continuation of a series for Lent in which I am pausing every hour between 5 AM and 8 PM to notice and record the activity of God in my life       6 days X 16 God-sightings per day = 96 + 33 previous sightings (last week’s […]

33/640 God spotting

  33/640   As I sit down to write this- just after 5 AM on Friday, 8 March, it is after having completed 33 points of my 640-point Lenten Project, GOD 640 .   “What is this GOD 640 thing,” you ask?   “I’ve googled it and I can’t find it anywhere.”   GOD 640  isn’t in the google-sphere-  yet. […]

Resources for: Children | Youth | Young Adults