Entering the Promised Land

As anyone who has ever had to relocate knows, moving is never easy, even under the best of circumstances. Somehow, Maureen and I forgot that reality as we prepared for our move this summer. “What could go wrong?” we thought. “that a little extra planning couldn’t over come.” Once we knew we were coming to…

Service for All

Three years ago, I had the honor of baptizing a boy named Brennan. At the time, Brennan was six years old. Like most typical six year old boys, Brennan preferred recess and lunch over academics. He gave his mother a hard time when it came to eating vegetables, and he loved Taylor Swift. Actually, when…

Our Ways Do Not Equal God’s Ways!

In the fifty-fifth chapter of the Book of Isaiah, God proclaims to the community of Israel, “ My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Is. 55:8-9)  Since…

But for the Grace of God

Twelve years ago, I had the honor of presiding at my Great Aunt’s funeral. My aunt was a devout and faithful Episcopalian for most of her life. When she moved into assisted living at the age of 81 and realized the facility had no space set aside for prayer, she generously gave towards building a…