Tag Archives: Lent

By night…

This is the homily I offered up today for Red Door Healing Service at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.  It is all about proximity, though (as everything seems to be this Lent…my intention is doing what it was intended … Continue reading

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Proximity to Nature

Today, on the pier, I made friends with some fish. They felt my presence, the pier buoyant with each step, I worried I would let them down because I had no bread to toss, But for some reason, they stayed. … Continue reading

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Proximal Artistry

Today was a well-deserved day away from work and school.  My daughter and I are both on Spring Break this week, something that doesn’t always coincide on our academic schedules.  But, this year our days off overlap, so we have … Continue reading

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Tasting Proximity

I just came back from grocery shopping, my usual Saturday morning routine.  This was my first shopping expedition during Lent, and I note that having an intention of “proximity” combined with some Orthodox vegetarian eating habits is proving a bit … Continue reading

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Proximity: Interfaith Intention

A visitor to today’s Red Door lunch ministry pulled me aside and related to me an incident that happened a few moments earlier.  Rather than concern, he was relating to me with wonder and appreciation how the situation he observed … Continue reading

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Proximity of Place

I’ve come to realize that some places are deeply imprinted on my soul.  Like a bird drawn to patterns of seasonal migration, there is a sort of homing beacon that prompts me to go, just go to particular places at … Continue reading

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Lent 2017: Proximity

In his book, Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson extends a powerful quote: “Proximity has taught me some basic and humbling truths, including this vital lesson: Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” I’ve had occasion to … Continue reading

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Good Friday

I began my reading vigil last night; I didn’t know that I would do this.  But the journey through Holy Week always takes its own course, particularly as I stand at Good Friday in the shadow of the cross.  I … Continue reading

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Holy Week: Stations of the Cross

While my blogging has been quite infrequent in recent weeks (ok, months) my journey has continued to be filled with the awe and wonder of small points of light.  I share this as one of those gifts of the journey, … Continue reading

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Lent 2016: I will give up…

It was three years ago when I started blogging on Ash Wednesday.  As I’ve learned, no matter how much of a “planner” I am, my discipline for the Lenten season does not really emerge until I stand in that space … Continue reading

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