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Fire and Ash

This article was originally published in the San Marino Tribune on February 16th, 2016. I’ve sat around many a campfire, watching bright flames subside into winking orange coals half smothered in ash, stars blazing high above. Companions head off to their respective tents, and there you are alone with your thoughts and the cold night air; the best portion of any camping trip.…

Curious But Challenging

This article was originally published in the San Marino Tribune on January 29th, 2016. If you had the choice, would you choose to be your race, your gender, your height, your level of intelligence? Someone asked me this a few years ago and I found it a curious but challenging question. It is probably safe to assume that most of us have…

Float

This article was originally published in the San Marino Tribune on January 15th, 2016. An artist friend of mine e-mails from the Outer Banks of North Carolina where she is walking the beach and taking terrific photos of island foxes, burrowing crabs, running terns and sunrise. “I don’t know why, but when I put a sea shell to my ear and listen, as…

The Second Sunday in Lent, February 21st, 2016

The traditional Lenten disciplines of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving are of a piece…a summons to mindfulness aided by tangible expressions of Faith. Fasting may entail forgoing food for a period of time. Only Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are mandated fasts for Episcopalians, but in historic Christian practice all Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent are considered helpful fast days. Many choose to…

The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, February 7th, 2015

I write from San Salvador where I am attending the annual board meeting for Foundation Cristosal. Board member Gail Rolfe is huddled with the Treasurer preparing final documents, and La Marela Hotel has upgraded since last year’s meeting, allowing me to complete Edmund’s Notes. We had a good 75th Annual Meeting last Sunday. Canon Heffron preached a fine sermon, and we heard…

The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, January 31st, 2016

This coming Fourth Sunday in the Season of Epiphany, the Season of Manifestation, the parish will gather for our 75th Annual Meeting and take counsel together for the continuing mission and ministry of St. Edmund’s. Come with cheer and gladness for our annual spiritual caucus! In Christ, GFW+ Saturday January 30th, Lay Eucharistic Ministry Training in the Church 11am – 1pm. Additional…

The Third Sunday After Epiphany, January 24th, 2016

As you head South from California Boulevard along San Gabriel Boulevard toward Huntington Drive you will want to notice (as though you could miss it!) our new Sign, beautifully illuminated. Designed by Rhett Judice (who accomplished the interior of our Church and consults on projects) and subscribed by Jo Jeanne and Dann Angeloff Sr. (in honor of Dann Angeloff Jr.), our new…