What the Tide Brings In

St. Paul’s, ISIS, Duggars — what do they have in common?

By Ann | August 21, 2015

They all show the truth of this statement by Jimmy Carter. See culture of St.Paul’s School here. ISIS rapes. Duggar family latest.

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A wedding sermon

By Ann | August 16, 2015

The True Love by David WhyteJohn 2:1-12 What are the connections between these 2 readings? How do the connect with the wedding we celebrate today? One is seemingly so full of storm, the other seemingly serene. The poet uses the imagery of the story of Jesus and his disciples out on the lake. Jesus has gone off…

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Bread of Life

By Ann | August 3, 2015

Inspired by Edge of Enclosure I am thinking about how much I love Communion aka Eucharist, Lord’s Supper, etc.I grew up in what was called a “Low” Episcopal Church. We only had communion once a month at the main service. I think they had it every week at 8 a.m. We lived in fear of…

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Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

By Ann | April 29, 2015

Reading is here. During the Easter season we have readings from the Book of Acts. It is like one big adventure story. Fantastic escapes, growing churches, near drownings. This week is the story of Philip who has been successfully growing a church even though Paul is breathing down everyone’s necks with threats of murder and…

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Lung update

By Ann | January 12, 2015

The doctor has me on a different drug: OFEV (nintedanib). After 3 weeks – no big side effects. My blood is tested every two weeks. First test was normal. Another test this Friday. The hope is that it stops the progression of the fibrosis. It does not usually reverse it. It was approved a few months…

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By Ann | December 12, 2014

The Anglican Communion Office has been asking people to post photos each of how they react to a word that they post for the day. On December 11 the word was #breathe. Immediately I connected with my favorite piece of calligraphy by Mary Anne Radmacher, then I connected with my current dealings with IPF (see…

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On Ferguson

By Ann | November 29, 2014

From Benjamin Watson, football player with the New Orleans Saints: At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts: I’M ANGRY because the stories of…

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Presiding Bishop John Hines

By Ann | November 28, 2014

My icon of what church should be: Former Presiding Bishop John Hines speaks about the Episcopal Church’s response to injustice and inequality. The interview is conducted by Mr. Hugh Downs for the Episcopal Television Network. This is an excerpt from a documentary with a working title of “Justice is the Corporate Face of Love” produced…

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UPDATE: lung stuff

By Ann | November 23, 2014

I saw the doctor Thursday and he has a new med for me to try OFEV (nintedanib). Does a similar thing – stops or slows familial IPF. (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) but works differently so hopefully my liver will like it. They check my blood every 2 weeks to be sure that all systems are go. More about…

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Domination system or reign of God: what is “it” in this parable?

By Ann | November 16, 2014

Wondering about the Landowner and his slaves and who joined the exploitation and who did not? There is something very troubling to me about today’s Gospel, Matthew 25:14-30. This well known parable is often preached in conjunction with stewardship campaigns and seems to confirm all our U.S. cultural myths about how to get ahead and that…

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