The Desert as the Way to Life: Blooming in the Fierce Reality of Love

In our Collect for the First Sunday of Lent, we pray: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations, and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you might to save. Fierce and true words for each of us. We all know the truth of this

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Where to Find God

We grow up thinking that our lives might not be successful unless we do BIG things. We think this about making money, positions in our vocation, raising impeccable children. This kind of big thinking always permeates church life–particularly about numbers in worship and budget and programs. We Americans are trained to think about big goals

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The Anglican Way

This meditation is the homily from last Sunday’s 1662 Morning Prayer service which was part of the Mountainside Baroque Summer Music festival.  The Scholars of St Cecelia sang canticles from William Bryd’s Great Service and we chanted to the tunes composed by Thomas Morley.  It was a service of mystery and beauty.  The Episcopal Liturgy

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Dying to Self-An Eastertide Meditation

Eastertide Meditation—Dying to Self May 2018 This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15 When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die. —Dietrich Bonhoeffer In our Gospel readings, we

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A New Year’s Meditation 2018

A NEW YEAR’S MEDITATION FROM EMMANUEL 2018 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. John 1:16 The great poet Alfred Lord Tennyson gave us the poem “In Memoriam” which gave us these famous lines:

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