Baptized for the Boring

Like many of my stories, this one is set in a hospital in West Texas, it was a day before I hit a snag in my ordination process, and a patient, not three years older than me at the time had suffered a serious decline; inexplicably, a mosquito bite led to the development of theContinue reading “Baptized for the Boring”

Visibility, Relationship, and Conversation

Sermon delivered on October 28, 2018. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. I have prayed this prayer time and time again, and with it also what is known as the ‘Jesus Prayer’ as I prayed with my prayer beads: Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me a sinner. LordContinue reading “Visibility, Relationship, and Conversation”

Together We Are Able

Proper 24B – Christ Episcopal Church I say this with more experience and confidence than I wish I had, but there is nothing greater than seeing the people of Christ Church after recovering from surgery. Three times this year I’ve gotten to experience this, and three times this year I’ve gotten to experience the wonderfulContinue reading “Together We Are Able”

Baptized into Change

Having grown up in a Christian tradition that did not have written prayers, when I joined the Episcopal Church, I immediately felt connected to the beauty of our prayer book and the prayers held therein. It didn’t take long for me to be drawn to our petition “that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; andContinue reading “Baptized into Change”