Advent 3

My daughter tells me that some kids on her bus (it’s always “some kids”) have enjoyed singing a bunch of swearing songs. From what I can tell, these songs are all original pieces, improvised on …

Advent 2

Shame is born in us before we know what shame is.  I have a very competitive child. Always running to win something. Always trying to beat someone. And the truth is, …

Advent 1

Saint Paul’s! Here you are! December 1st! Christmas is coming at you like a child hopped-up on candy canes. Crazy time. But it’s great. Isn’t it? You see people you don’t …

10/08/2017

I have an image in my mind of the picture of an ideal Christian. This is the image that I aim for and that I’m praying takes shape at Saint …

10/02/2017

You work hard. Then you get tired and worn out. But some of the reason we are tired is because we thought that at some point we wouldn’t get tired anymore. I mean, …

09/23/2017

Late the other night one of my kids knocked on my bedroom door. Scared and crying, they asked if they could sleep in my room. “What’s wrong?” “I had a bad …

09/18/2017

I caught myself the other day saying something about teenagers. “Yeah, but you never know. Teenagers might break in and steal stuff.” How old am I? 80? “These dang blasted …

09/04/2017

I grew up Roman Catholic. I almost became an altar boy. Almost, until I got caught stealing baseball cards from the corner store. The store my mother also worked at. Nice …

08/18/2017

We just finished 3 weeks of gratefulness for our building. Many of you have given to the building and continue to give. Thank you! Without your generosity there is no …

08/15/2017

Ruth West is St. Paul’s current Sr. Warden. And she’s fantastic! I drag her to all kinds of meetings. Meetings during the morning, the afternoon, the evening. She’s never complained once! …