Month: February 2016


as Christmas fades to Lent – Chapter VII – Church


Chapter VII - Church and Change A Rule of Life The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond Like silence, stillness is at once a choice, a luxury, an honored spiritual practice  and a defiant action in a country and culture fueled by coffee, power and money.  Stillness is a threat to the...

Chapter VI Creativity


Creativity The Rule of Life The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond Chapter VI We are made in God’s image and are made, therefore to reflect God’s essential existence as creator, lover and giver.  Just as a child has his father’s nose or mother’s cheek-line, we have our Father’s creativity.  There is...

Chapter Five- A Rule of Life Chapter on Sabbath-keeping


Chapter Five – Sabbath-Keeping The Rule of Life The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond Being a Christian does not make one better than others, but it does make one different.  And if not, is one really anything other than an on-looker, an observer? Jesus began a movement, not a religion.  So...

Preparing for a Chapter on Sabbath and Rest


Preparing for a Chapter on Sabbath and Rest It seems like God had America in mind when God assigned a day of rest as one of the ten commandments. In all three listings in Exodus (two of them) and Deuteronomy, God is so very clear about the Sabbath day. And...

Preparing to write a chapter on food and drink


This wreath from a Williamsburg door reminds me of the bounty of the earth with its sprays of wheat and nestled vegetables and fruit.  So this week we will be looking at a Rule of Life Chapter on Food and Drink. On February 13th the January/February edition of Nourish (http://www.nourishfoodmag.com)...