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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

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

St. Paul’s Outside the Wall

A few years ago, Ann and I had a chance to go to Italy.  It was not something that I had a burning desire to do but it fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams.  (For the record, I had an incredible time.) The trip was 11 days long and we saw a lot.  We saw … Continue reading