Tag: November 2020

“Come Darkness, Come Light”

Updated November 28. One of my favorite Christmas carols is one that Ryan introduced to me a few years back at a Christmas Comfort service: Come Darkness, Come Light – written and performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter. It’s really more of an Advent, than a Christmas Carol. It deeply echoes this solstice season we are…

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God’s Holy Web

For email posts, click here to watch online. Picture a really complex spider web. Not one with a few layers of silk, delicate, and easily broken. Picture one that’s so strong, so complex, so thick, you almost can’t see through it. This web is sticky, and it traps the spiders’ prey in it so that…

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The Koi by the Garbage Cans

I am a retired Episcopal priest, a long time friend and former colleague of Joani Peacock’s, who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Over the last two months I have been photographing the public artwork that graces our beautiful city and sharing one work each day on Facebook. My hope was that in these strange, anxious days…

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Keeping Ourselves Ready

For email posts, click here to watch online. It’s around this time every year when the church calendar begins to include end-times themes into the Sunday readings.   And depending on how you count them, the Gospel writers document around 40 parables that Jesus told.  In some – like the parable of the mustard seed –…

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Beauty-tide

For email posts, click here to watch “Beauty-tide” online. When I was little, we had this old family bible that I just loved. It was a huge King James, with the words of Jesus printed in red, and it had those gold-edged pages, which I loved to fan out and flip through as a child.…

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