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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

The Do’s and Don’ts of Prayer

In the name of one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen This is a service of prayer. We know that because it says so on page 75. • There is the prayer we pray to confess our sins • We pray the Lord’s Prayer • We pray together the suffrages • There are several … Continue reading



(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

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

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

The Apostles Said Increase Our Faith

INCREASE OUR FAITH! In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ Seriously, one might ask when reading this passage, are the apostles expecting Jesus to perform something magical and “Presto, Change-O!” they suddenly have more faith? And, if that is the case, … 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