Being at home all spring and into the summer months has not been a real hardship. Home for me is a haven of peace, order, and comfort for the soul. In some ways, these months of solitary refuge have been a gift. Home, for so many families, has been a place of stress, chaos and isolation. For
If you've been watching any summer T.V. you've probably heard that relentless jingle inviting you to "Sail away on the Block Island Ferry, and leave your troubles behind..." It is tempting during this short window of summer in vacation wonderland to want to get away and rest and refresh ourselves,
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, forecasts an above average number of storms along the Atlantic Coast for this 2020 hurricane season. The hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, a long storm watch for vulnerable coastal residents. Curiously, the name
The power of gossip in ancient Israel was equal to the power of 21st century social media. News travelled relatively fast by word of mouth through a network of families, synagogues and political institutions, all of which knew of Jesus of Nazareth, his acts of healing and the story of his death and
Are you feeling lost? Alone? Disoriented? Without resources? Without even a plan a), much less a plan b)?The conditions are indescribable for so many of us; fear, loss, lockdown, anxiety, loneliness, desperation, the known and the unknown - all converging on us in flashing bursts of breaking news.
Sometimes we can't see what is right in front of us. On Easter morning, Mary Magdalene talks directly to Jesus but mistakes him for the gardener. Only when he calls her by name does she recognize him - "Rabbonai!". Then he sends her off to announce the good news of the Resurrection. Jesus' two
The NCAA basketball tournament, or "March Madness", as it is known, is a passion of millions of men and women across the country. College students routinely skip classes to track their favorite teams. In the workplace people watch surreptitiously at their desks; however, many desks are empty because
It has been a great joy to work and worship together with you at Christ Church this last year and a half. This annual report is an opportunity to refresh your understanding of the role I play as a deacon at Christ Church. Deacons do not bless, consecrate, or absolve, but we do assist in worship;