Easter 7A, 2020: John 17:1-11. St. Timothy's, Lake Jackson, Texas. Do you remember being dropped off at sleep-away camp for the first time? Or how about moving off to college for your freshman year and watching your loved ones drive away? Many years ago, my mother made the long drive north on I-45 with me … Continue reading This is it.
Easter 6A: Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson, Texas. The Blue Aegean Sea. The Parthenon. Paul is preaching at the Areopagus in Athens! He had been pegged by the Stoics and Epicureans as a “busybody” as he went around town carefully observing Athenian life and culture. They invited him to speak at … Continue reading What happened for irritated, grumpy Paul?
Easter 5A: John 14:1-14. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson, Texas. This Way, That Way, Circle Way, Center Way … there are lots of Ways in downtown Lake Jackson. It’s part of the charm of this town. We’ve also been feeling a lot of ways: lonely way, sad way, panicky way, worry way, angry way, … Continue reading This Way. That Way. The Way.
Easter 4A, 2020: Good Shepherd Sunday of Coronatide (John 10:1-10). St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson. How many interesting stories begin with “I was cleaning my garage when…?” So, I was cleaning my garage when I discovered a box of precious items and drawings from many years ago. It was a time capsule from my children’s childhood. … Continue reading Good Shepherd Sunday: God loves you. You love us.
Hello, friends. Here's my reflection (click on this post to access the live link) for today, the feast of Saint Mark, at the Grow Christians site. Be well. Blessings, GTR+
Second Sunday of Easter (Year A): John 20:19-31. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Lake Jackson, Texas. Thomas was a twin. Are any of you a twin? I have friends who are identical twins and people — including me — confuse them all of the time. I would speak to Betsy thinking she was Virginia. Betsy would quickly correct me — … Continue reading Who is Thomas’ twin?
Easter (Year A): John 20:1-18. St. Timothy's, Lake Jackson, Texas. There is a rabbinical saying about Scripture, that it is like a multi-faceted jewel: turn it, turn it, for everything is in it. This speaks to the dynamic relationship we have with scripture. How it is that these Spirit-inspired sacred pages continue to speak to … Continue reading Welcome Happy (confusing, social distancing) Morning: Easter 2020