The Moment is Now (Candlemas)

I want to talk today about preparation, readiness, and waiting. When I was little I would periodically organize a party for my two dolls. The preparations for this tremendous occasion were… well, total. The whole room had to be cleaned and often entirely reorganized. The dolls’ clothes had to be washed and ironed and so […]

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As we celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene today, I think I can safely say we Anglicans have a range of understandings about saints. My mother, not an Anglican, was unclear on the concept. “Catholics,” she told me, “pray to statues.” I, for my part, was sure there was something about the saint thing. […]

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Starting Passiontide on a Learning Curve

Starting Passiontide on a Learning Curve Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45   Today we stand at the beginning of the two week period called Passiontide, leading in to Holy Week and Easter. That’s why the crosses and some of the statues are veiled, today. It encourages us to turn our thoughts to […]

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Is there enough love to go around?

Is there enough love to go around? This week if you, like me, were watching the live feed from General Synod, you know that we witnessed some very moving and also some very hurtful exchanges in the Anglican Church of Canada   … and now this morning’s Gospel seems also to offer a mixture of hope […]

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Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” Today, Luke’s Gospel, the story of the Transfiguration, sheds light on each of these words. But I would like to began by talking about the revelation itself. One summer Sunday, years and years ago, I came as I usually did to the 10:00 service […]

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What’s Good News about the Wilderness?

What’s Good News about the Wilderness? I was an employee of the Sierra Club and a member of the Green Mountain Club, was a hiker and backpacker, for years before I became an Anglican, or had any notion of being a spiritual director.  So I had already seen my share of wilderness… in the White […]

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