An Ancient Vision for a Present Need

Psalm 133KJV 1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that […]

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The Sirens Of Busyness

The Sirens of Busyness are singing. Can you hear them? I can. Very clearly.   [If you don’t remember much from Greek mythology, you likely remember the imagery of the Sirens. Half-birds, half beautiful maidens, the Sirens were singing enchantresses capable of luring passing sailors to their islands, and, subsequently, to their doom. Daughters of […]

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“and wherever you go, there you are.”

Here’s the longer quote from Thomas á Kempis: “No one feels in his heart what Christ felt in his Passion, except the person who suffers as he did. So, the cross is always ready and waits for you everywhere. You cannot escape it no matter where you run, for wherever you go, you are burdened […]

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When God Tells You to Hush

Some Context A couple of days ago, my oldest child and I went to worship with a friend of mine at the church he serves as Rector. He is a priest in the Anglican tradition. The liturgy for the service was The Great Vigil of Easter. (If you are interested in reading the liturgy for […]

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Easter Sunday

Reflection He is RISEN! Christ is risen indeed! This acclamation and response has become one of the most common used during the celebration of Easter in the Christian Church all over the world. It declares the glorious news that Jesus conquered sin and death. After all that happened at Jesus’s trial and crucifixion, the hope […]

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Lent 2021, Day 40 | Holy Saturday

Reflection “Saturday Mourning” The darkness deepeningOur sadness windinglisting in the waves The loss of friendshipOur life upendingcrashing on the shore The Master descendingOur hope departingfor now, the world is cold Our weight compoundingOur fear increasinga future, left unsure The Lord is silentHis voice is quietWe wait for Easter morn’ by: Victor ScottHoly Saturday (April 3, […]

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