Monthly Archives: May 2011

You Can Run…


Black Snake I startled a young black snake: he flew over the grass and hid his face under a leaf, the rest of him in plain sight. Little brother, often I’ve done the same. -Mary Oliver, The Truro Bear The … Continue reading

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Praying With Our Whole Selves


I recently had a chance to spend some time at a monastery on retreat. I was grateful to be able to pray in the monastic choir, chanting and sitting in silence with the monks and others who joined us for … Continue reading

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A Note from Retreat


I end my retreat and return home tomorrow.  I just wrote the piece below for our bulletin but thought I’d post it here as well.  The memoir I refer to by Eugene Peterson (The Pastor) is well worth a read for anyone involved in parish … Continue reading

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The Easter Bunny didn’t rise from the dead!


We had wonderful Holy Week and Easter celebrations at St. Mary’s.  For many folks,  after April 24, Easter ended.  I happened to be doing a little grocery shopping shortly after Easter Day and I noticed bins of Easter candy – peeps, candy bars in the … Continue reading

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