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Twelve days ago, I had emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder, followed by a second surgery to remove a wayward stone that was wreaking havoc. Typically these procedures involve no more than a one-day stay, but I had a persistent … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, faith, Grace Tagged compassion, grace, gratitude, healing, holy ground, hope, hospital chaplaincy, hospitality, vulnerability 7 Comments
“Forgotten by us, but dear to you.”
This day I find myself meditating on a prayer from a beautiful Litany for Compassion: “For all who are forgotten by us, but dear to you: We entreat you to hear us, good Lord.“* I think of the pain and … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, Diocese of Florida, Episcopal church, faith, Grace Tagged community, compassion, grace, gratitude, grief, healing, holy ground, hope, radical hospitality, simple prayer, vulnerability Leave a comment
Grace breaks in.
There is no doubt in my mind that many sacred things are happening around us at any given time. They may be small, almost imperceptible events. Or they may be life-changing, seminal happenings. I am also convinced that I often … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, Diocese of Florida, faith, Grace, peace, unity Tagged church planting, Communion, community, grace, gratitude, holy ground, homelessness, hope, hospitality, inner darkness, mercy, street ministry, vulnerability 3 Comments
A happy life.
On Palm Sunday, when I went to clear off the altar, I found this box of instant mashed potatoes next to the offering plate. At first, the package seemed strangely out of place, but almost immediately it made me think … Continue reading
This past Wednesday morning was one of our coldest yet this year. It was drizzly and the wind blew right through the patio area outside Clara White Mission, where we host a weekly Morning Prayer and coffee fellowship. “Good morning,” … Continue reading
A loss for words
I have failed to meet my commitment to submit a new blog entry once each week. This is not something I have enforced rigidly but I aim for consistency; 8 or 9 days may pass between entries but always on … Continue reading
Posted in 12-step spirituality, Christianity, faith, peace Tagged discernment, gratitude, hope, meditation, outdoor church, simple prayer 2 Comments