Category Archives: Life

A Plague of Grackles

We are suffering a plague of grackles.  I only meant to feed songbirds and sparrows, but first one grackle showed up, and then another. Soon a whole gang of them flew in and took over, chasing away the other birds, … Continue reading

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There’s More

Today no one would doubt that it’s Spring, even here in New England.  Nothing is budding yet, but it’s sunny and 70, and you can see a hint of leaf buds on the trees.  When it was sleeting last week, … Continue reading

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“He is risen! He is risen indeed!” This was our first Easter in a liturgical church, and even though St. Mark’s is small, they pulled out all the stops: fragrant lilies and tulips at the altar, incense wafting through the … Continue reading

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Practicing the Presence

Fourth Tuesday “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14 The past few days I’ve been writing about God’s ongoing presence in our … Continue reading

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Second Thursday of Lent/March 5/Prayers of Examen

Jeremiah 2:13 (NRSV) “For my people have committed two evils:
 they have forsaken me,
the fountain of living water,
 and dug out cisterns for themselves,
cracked cisterns
that can hold no water.” I have all of God’s power, wisdom, strength and grace at my disposal. … Continue reading

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Second Wednesday of Lent/March 4/Prayers of Examen

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NIV) “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and … Continue reading

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