Filed under God’s Love

Peace Be With You

Homily delivered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Piney Parish, Waldorf, MD for Morning Prayer, April 19, 2015. In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. I couldn’t put my finger on why, exactly, but I had been feeling far away from God lately, like he wasn’t really hearing me. A case … Continue reading

If You Are Waiting for Christmas…

(Homily delivered on the Second Sunday of Advent; December 7, 2014 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD) In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. “Happy Holidays!” “Season’s Greetings!” “Merry Christmas!” Yes friends, it’s that time of year and the discussion resumes…what is the appropriate greeting for the season? After … 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