15 Apr 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Everything Has Its Time” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted (1,2); I marvel at the me I was a day ago, a week ago, a month...
8 Apr 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Promise of Peace”

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14:27 Our hearts have been troubled and we have been afraid. When was the...
1 Apr 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Reflection for Maundy Thursday”

The towel. An ordinary object that, like so many others, becomes so much more in the hands of Jesus. Tied around his waist, it is a preparation. A foreknowing of the lesson and the events to come. Jesus takes off his outer robe, all...
25 Mar 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Green Shoots in Winter”

Midwinter Remind me that in deep midwinter Green shoots wait beneath the snow And patient Nature wraps her arms Around her shivering children, Promising Spring. Comfort me that time goes by And all things change Without my...
18 Mar 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Church Continues”

How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? Psalm 137:4 We have lived in this strange world of COVID19 for a year now and I have come to a new appreciation of what it meant for Israel to be taken to Babylon. While, like the...
11 Mar 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Spring Forth”

Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43: 18-19 I was annoyed at the unpleasant conditions when I left the Ash Wednesday...
4 Mar 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”

“In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow….” --Christina Rosetti The seasons change. The sunlit warmth of green trees gives way...
25 Feb 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost Welcome Home

“Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And...
17 Feb 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Blessing the Dust”

Blessing the Dust— A Blessing for Ash Wednesday All those days you felt like dust, like dirt, as if all you had to do was turn your face toward the wind and be scattered to the four corners or swept away by the...
4 Feb 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Wilderness”

How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? Psalm 137:4 We are in a COVID wilderness. Wilderness isolates, disorients. It can be a time of struggle, of waiting, of longing, of lament. And when it’s over, you are in a whole new...