Posts by och1s

July 2019

The Scriptures remind us that whatever we do, we should do it “heartily, as for the Lord and not mortals.” (Colossians 3:23). The sense here implies not merely effort and devotion, but also joy and enthusiasm. I was recently reminded of a story about one of my boyhood sports heroes. Willie Stargell was the elder…

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June 2019

I was recently reminded by our beloved Bishop of the existence of an important resource book for the Church. It’s the sort of book a priest forgets is there unless he or she uses it regularly.

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May 2019

I remember being challenged by a colleague to pray with specificity for St. Philip’s. She suggested fearless, specific prayer for various needs and concerns. I just found my list composed shortly after that conversation. Some prayer requests have wonderfully been answered in the affirmative. Others are obviously on their way and coming to fruition. Some…

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March 2019

Lent is almost here. It’s a season of self-examination, repentance and gratitude for what God has done for us in Jesus.

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