Month: June 2016


Rye, reality and relationships


Making spice bowls, like this one which holds brown sugar, is fast work.  A ball of clay the size of a golf ball and in about 4 seconds it is a small bowl.  The redish brown of the brown sugar sets nicely against the blues of the glaze. This little...

earth and thrones


8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good;     and what does the Lord require of you? … do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God?   Micah 6:8 Do you ever wonder what kind of shadow you cast on the planet?  Do you ever wonder, ponder what impact...

raising a church from death


A sermon to launch the ground-breaking of a $10 million home for 50 homeless people in Denver at Saint John’s Cathedral and with The Saint Francis Center for the Homeless. The Rev. Canon Charles LaFond, June 5, 2016 Jesus is walking with hundreds of his followers- a large crowd- at...

envy


  Someone recently asked me what one word I would use to sum up America.  Before I could self-edit, I blurted out a word which made the group of a dozen people in a lavish living room go dead silent as if i had just taken off my clothes or...

bird with red


Birds are as close to angels as I can imagine a being to be. Wings wide -long and loud, with eyes sharp - brash and unyielding. I have never really connected to the Holy Spirit as a dove like the doves outside my window growing up at Dove Haven, that...