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Run!!!!

Run!!!!

(Homily delivered at St. Paul’s Piney Parish, Waldorf, MD  August 3, 2014) In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. The last 3 weeks have a common theme in my life and the life of our diocese. For the last 2 weeks, Camp EDOW has been in session at Camp Merrick … Continue reading

All you have to do is follow the instruction book…

All you have to do is follow the instruction book…

(From the “Thinking Outloud” column in our Parish Newsletter for August 2014) Sometimes beginning a writing with a controversial statement catches the reader’s attention.  And what could be more controversial than making a sexist statement?  So, here goes… “Only a man would really understand.” Okay, let’s journey on together now that the guys want to … Continue reading

The Theology of Waiting

The announcement comes over the public address, “I am sorry ladies and gentlemen, but our flight is delayed and we cannot yet give you an estimate as to when we might depart.” There are groans all around you. A man sitting near you throws his magazine on an empty seat making a loud sound. A … Continue reading

The Tender Mercy of God

The Tender Mercy of God

May 25, 2014 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Piney Parish, Waldorf, MD “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” Amen So, get out your insert and if you have a writing instrument, you can mark these two sentences. Or … Continue reading

Holy Humor Sunday – There Is No Doubt!

Holy Humor Sunday dates back centuries.  Until Mother Julie Wizorek+ asked me to deliver the homily on this Sunday, I had not heard of it, but I learned.  These are the words I shared with the congregation at St. Paul’s Piney Parish on this day, Holy Humor Sunday.  We had a great time together and … Continue reading

God the Father; Me the Son

It is normal to think of our children.  We worry about them.  We celebrate and sometimes share their successes. And we suffer and endure, perhaps even to a greater degree, their challenges and failures.  In raising four kids, even though they are all adults now, it is still true.  One is married and our son-in-law … Continue reading

Mrs. Brown and Roadside Tables

Mrs. Brown and Roadside Tables

(Homily delivered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Piney Parish Sunday, February 16, 2014) In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.   RULES, RULES, RULES! There are rules for games. There are rules for driving. There is the Golden Rule. There is the Rule of Law. There is Robert’s Rules of … Continue reading

…more spiritual than others…REALLY?

I was listening to an interview recently and the person being interviewed talked about how some people are more spiritual than others.  I am not sure this is true and I think it gives most folks a bum rap. It seems to me that we all question our own spirituality a lot…perhaps constantly.  We compare … Continue reading