Tag Archives: God

Prayers for Orlando

“True prayer is nothing but love.” — St. Augustine My heart and prayers go out to all who lost friends and loved ones this past week. We light candles and stand with you and mourn the loss of so many … Continue reading

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Service record

Today is a day to honor those who have served our country. If you know any service men or veterans, make it a point to say thank you for serving and for the part they played in guarding our freedom. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Presence

I’m taking on a new challenge this week: to stop every time I get in my car and be fully present for the next 30 seconds. The goal is simply to encourage being present to the moment. Kris Kile, the … Continue reading

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In the way, again

Yielding to other’s opinions and beliefs isn’t modeled much in social media. To the contrary, people seem to feel freer online than ever to hurl abusive slurs at one another for merely stating a difference of opinion. Maybe they get … Continue reading

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In the way

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” — Margaret Thatcher This quote from Margaret Thatcher, though probably said in jest, is often closer to the truth for me than I’d like to admit.   I … Continue reading

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Beauty from ashes

The third on the list of ways we might live out the resurrection (from author Richard Rohr) is “Undo your mistakes by some positive action towards the offended person or situation.” I’m not sure it’s possible to “undo” our mistakes. … Continue reading

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“I’m sorry.”

Why are these two words so hard to say? It wasn’t the first time it had happened. My husband was driving and I was the navigator, as usual. We were in an unfamiliar city, trying to find the university building … Continue reading

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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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Light

“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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