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STEDY, February 20, 2019

If you were outside at all last night you might have noticed the moon being especially full, bright and beautiful. This was not your imagination, last night we had another “supermoon” which is the term given to a full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to Earth on its monthly orbit. In ancient times, most people tracked…

STEDY, February 13, 2019

It is ironic, many have commented, that his last name is Love and yet he is refusing to perform marriages. Its been a bit of news in the Episcopal Church that a bishop is refusing to perform same sex marriages despite General Convention mandate of marriage equality in the church’s U. S. diocese. Like many Christians, he feels that same sex marriage…

STEDY, February 6, 2019

February is Black History Month. As many of our students are learning about influential people who have courageously and painfully dragged our country and world to a better place, I thought it may be interesting to know that one of the most famous was also an Episcopal preacher. “May I say a few words?” This was the question a former slave asked…

STEDY, January 30, 2019

This month I read a book to the nursery school called “You Are Special”, a sweet little book about tiny wooden people made by a woodcarver named Eli. In the story these wooden people spend their days putting stickers on each other, stars for being pretty, smart or athletic and dots for being silly, making a mistake or getting hurt. The story…

STEDY – January 23, 2019

Frizzy hair, fat thighs, blotchy skin, wonky teeth – we all have something we hate about our bodies. We buy products to smooth our hair and paint our skin. We look for clothes that distract from our trouble areas, will tighten parts we think things are too big and accentuate what we think is too small. We hide, we cover, we pray…

STEDY – January 16, 2019

It was a simple phone call, the type sisters make to each other all the time. Mine was calling to see if I liked the plates I had bought from this one particular store and was curious if they were worth the price. After a few minutes and knowing my sister, I could tell the call was more about getting permission than…

STEDY, January 9, 2019

Isaiah 43b:1-2 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Luke 3:21-22 Now when all the…

STEDY, January 3, 2019

The Journey Of The Magi by T. S. Eliot A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we regretted The summer…

STEDY – December 19, 2018

I really should remember where it came from as my mother always added that piece to the tail end of her lecture of why I shouldn’t be playing with her beloved nativity set. It was old and either belonged to a family member or my mother had gotten it when she lived in Italy – I don’t know and as a kid…

STEDY – December 12, 2018

It’s hard not to be distracted by a light, particularly when there is a change to a light. Perhaps that is why we have chosen to use it to communicate so many different things. When one is flashing on your phone you know someone has left a message. When lights flash at a theater we know that it’s time to return to…