Small Person, Great Self

A blog from Deacon David.  Burna Dunn and I saw our east coast granddaughter in Shakespeare’s play MacBeth last weekend, reset in a modern-day women’s prison. A 21-year-old, 4’10 3/4” actress, she played the lead role, MacBeth “herself,” and was killed in the final scene. The performance by 13 young women and one young man ...

Spoons in the Silverware Drawer

A new blog from Deacon David. I’ll be 75 years old on November 12. It blows my mind. But there’s more. 75, though oldish, is not necessarily impressive. Not all 75-year-olds are smart. Not all 75-year-olds are grown ups. Not all 75-year-olds are good people. (Et cetera.) And certainly not all 75-year-olds make good husbands. ...

Just Sitting

A new post from Deacon David. I announced at the end of mass last Sunday that I would be on “special assignment” from now until Christmas. I had asked Fr. Len to send me out with a simple blessing to learn and reflect. I’ve been deeply curious about meditation. Rev. Kathleen and my spiritual director, ...

A Community of Exhilaration

A new post from Deacon David: I wrote in September about events in our lives, happenings in our hearts, and “religious experiences.” And then Hurricane Maria blew Puerto Rico to smithereens, California caught fire, and two neutron stars collided. Yes—the stars collided long ago and far, far away—but it was real. There was a press ...

Caring for Ourselves

A new post from Deacon David Thomas Paine’s words about experiencing America’s revolution to mind: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Last week’s events tried my soul to the breaking point. The world feels chaotic and my insides are reeling at human suffering caused by nature and by human beings. My soul is ...

The Strange Light of Wonder and Awe

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  from Deacon David…   Words have power only if they point to things that are real for us in some tangible, experiential way. The word eclipse became much more real for me this year. I saw the diamond ring, the crown, and the strange light of the eclipse for the first time. I will never unsee ...

Synod 2016 Update

Greetings! Kelsey here. I am NOT at the 2016 ECC Synod in Dallas, but I do know plenty of people who are. Our HOL delegates are: Bonnie Pino Fraser, Christie Pino Fraser, John Head, and Teri Thompson. Our HOL delegates are Fr. Scott and Dcn. Mike. I’ve heard that the “retreat-style” atmosphere that our Bishop Francis ...

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