Tag: The Rev. Joan L. Peacock

The Church Survives

A very good friend gifted me with a delightful and nerdy book: A Field Guide to the English Clergy: A Compendium of Diverse Eccentrics, Pirates, Prelates and Adventurers; All Anglican, Some Even Practicing. Written by The Rev. Fergus Butler-Gallie, a reviewer describes the book as “Ridiculously enjoyable” and I agree. The chapters are divided into various galleries…

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Chatty Cathy’s Words to Live By

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. So reposting “Chatty Cathy” from June 2020. In Jesus’ Parable of the Sower, the seeds of God’s Word are scattered in all directions, blown where the Spirit may blow them, hopefully falling where they can take root and bear fruit and do good. It’s a parable about the power,…

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Believing is Belonging

On Sunday, low Sunday, we may still be a bit hungover from the intoxicating joy of Easter.  A sugary spirit filled high-on-faith experience fueled by beautiful music, fabulous flowers, chocolate rabbits, and marshmallow peeps – so sweet and so compelling who could deny that day that the Lord is risen. The Lord is risen indeed.  So,…

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Patience + Manure = Hope

In ancient of days, rabbis had myriad ways to read the Torah. Using their imaginations, they would scour the scriptures looking for meaning between the lines and in the spaces between the words. It’s called “midrash” and here is one of my favorites by Rabbi Marc Gellman. “When God set out to pick a leader…

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Fly Me to the Moon

I am pretty sure that just about everyone who knows me knows that I grew up Roman Catholic. An Anglican now for nearly forty years, there is much of my former tradition I still cherish, some things more than others.😊 My years at Holy Family School were drenched in ritual: rounds of the rosary, First…

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