Month: July 2016


Sabbath and self-worship


  This is an image from Prague.  I took the photo walking from my home, into the city the day I was hit by a train.  I remember, now, how hard I was working to see Prague - how hard I was working to see every museum, every park, every...

honey, venom and community


  A stained glass window from The National Cathedral honoring bees.   The five bee hives on our cathedral are sometimes a lovely set of colonies on our roof, sometimes a political bouncing ball, sometimes a tool for power and control but always a source of rich, dark yellow honey....

A sermon of voices and joy – July 3, 2016 for the 4th of July


A Sermon Text for the Fourth of July, based on a Sermon (but written after the preaching with adjustments) and celebrating Jesus’ call to mission.  To hear the original http://www.sjcathedral.org/Sermons  (the best way to hear it) , go to the Cathedral website and look up the audio sermon for Sunday,...

editing beauty


Summer seems like an inhale while the fall seems more like an exhale.  There are so many choices, like a mass of beautiful bugs swirling around us, presenting with stunning colors.  Our commitments are so lovely, all. The push of the “academic” or “program” year in our country is quite...