Sacred Listening

Friday, February 24th. The third day of Lent. I don't have much to say to God these days. No requests. No praises. No promises that I'll be a better boy. It's not that I have...

parenting as art

Friday, March 2nd. The 10th day of Lent. you do your best you do what seems right in your gut often maybe even mostly you dont know why you do what you do and somehow in the delightful mix of...

Projection

Sunday, March 25th. The fifth Sunday of Lent. This morning I was in the Episcopal 101 class at Saint Luke's. The priest teaching it came into the room, and I immediately sensed that something was...

Ash Wednesday

Lenten Blog 2012: Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday - 10:00 pm Tonight Jeanene and I went to Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, where we have been attending for about 8 weeks. We've been drawn, almost against our will, to...

Scripture, Tradition, Reason

Sunday, March 18th. The fourth Sunday of Lent. This morning Jeanene and I were attending the beginners' class at Saint Luke's. It's a simple course on the Episcopal Church that is taught periodically for people...

Hammy update

Wednesday, March 28th. The 36th day of Lent. I'm correct in thinking that everyone who does one of these "write every day in Lent" things is allowed at least one completely sucky entry, right? I hope...

Our ancient foe

Today is the third day of Lent. In the religious world of my upbringing, Satan was understood to be a real being. If you could get coordinates and had the ability to travel through space...

I still care about stuff

Thursday, March 1st. The 9th day of Lent. A day after I wrote that thing about compassion fatigue, a young minister friend contacted me. He is not long out of seminary and serving for the...

I stole a pen

Saturday, March 24th. The 32nd day of Lent. I stole a pen recently without realizing it, so delighted was I by the way it felt in my hand, that it seemed as if it ought...

All these mindful things

Today is the second day of Lent. I sat alone a few rows from the front last night at Saint Francis with ashes on my forehead, still uncertain of what this year's lenten discipline would...