Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bless the Work of our Hands…


One of the earliest Christmas presents I can recall is when I was around 4 or 5 years old and my Dad made me a small workbench. It was placed in the basement, next to his big one. I spent … Continue reading

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Tragedy and Wisdom


Gina and. I pray together most mornings. Right now we’re using a resource Gina found. It’s a great format for Morning Prayer, bringing together our Scriptures, the psalms,notable moments from history and some of the wisdom of other spiritual traditions. … Continue reading

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Thirsting and Thinking


From the 55th Chapter of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah: 1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and … Continue reading

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St. Aelred and the Blessing of Friendship


Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Aelred of Rievaulx. Aelred died in 1167. He was a monk, abbot, and prominent figure in the Church in England. His contributions to spirituality and monasticism are many. Among his most well-known and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and the Polar Bear Plunge


Well, after years of thinking about it, saying (to myself and others), “I really want to give that a try…” I did! Parish member Elizabeth Hoffman and I took the polar bear plunge in Lake Michigan. We gathered with about … Continue reading

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