Patriotism is Cosmetic

July 4th has come and gone. Many have an extra day off from work today so the holiday continues, I guess. The weekend was filled with patriotic songs, poems of freedom, cook-outs, and fireworks. It was quite the celebration of freedom. Freedom. It’s a word we throw around a lot and it is cosmetic. It … Continue reading

The Muppets and Joy Divine

Sermon offered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD Sunday, October 25, 2020 In the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,God of glory, Lord of love:hearts unfold like flowers before thee,praising thee, their sun above.Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;drive the dark of … Continue reading

The World Today… Some Thoughts

I got a message from a high school classmate yesterday. She had a question to ask me. I thought about it for some time and recorded my response. Here is her question. What do you feel about the world today and God and well I guess I feel that this is the beginning of the … Continue reading

All Means All

(Sermon given at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD May 31, 2020) In the name of God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Today is the celebration of Pentecost! Were we all meeting together in the church, there would be balloons and streamers. We would all be wearing our colors of red, orange, and yellow. … Continue reading

Church is Open!

I am breaking my Lenten discipline of abstaining from social media for Lent. Not because I missed it or could not find other ways to spend time. I am breaking the discipline because of Satan. Let me explain… When I was a kid growing up in church, the Sunday School teachers often talked about how … Continue reading

Say Yes and Let Love Lead You

(Homily delivered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD – December 22, 2019) In the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. – – – – – Advent and Christmas. It is a very busy time. What if we made a list of all the activities we cram into this … Continue reading

Show me your ways, O Lord

(Sermon given July 14, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD) Please join me in prayer. Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long. Remember, O … Continue reading

What’s Your Story?

[Sermon delivered June 23, 2019 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD] King’s College in Cambridge, England holds Choral Evensong each day that school is in session and on Sunday evenings. They have done this for hundreds of years. The Chapel at King’s College dates back nearly to the beginning of the institution in the … Continue reading