Monthly Archives: January, 2016

4th Sunday Sabbath after Epiphany


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The Chinwag


What Bishop Curry said was and is about 15 years or more too late. Like it or not the reality is the argument for inclusion of gay folke in every aspect of the Church’s life was NOT framed in the context of the Gospel over the decades leading up to this Canterbury Chinwag. No “movement” …

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Third Sunday Sabbath after Pentecost


Third Sunday Sabbath after Pentecost The Collect Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the …

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a thank you


Today is Dr King’s Day and ours. I want to thank the Black Clergy that I have known in my life but especially The Rev Howard Hogan of the FBH Church whom I would dearly love to see again and who was an inspiration and help far more than he ever knew. Howard was one …

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Second Sunday Sabbath after Epiphany


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theophany


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Irish blessings


An Irish Prayer May God give you… For every storm, a rainbow, For every tear, a smile, For every care, a promise, And a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, A faithful friend to share, For every sigh, a sweet song, And an answer for each prayer. An Old Celtic Blessing May …

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Second Sunday Sabbath after Nativity


Second Sunday Sabbath after the Feast of the Nativity The Collect Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives …

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a spin around the village


A spin around the village We decided to take “a little spin” around Swannanoa and there are some very beautiful places and some that look like scenes straight out of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” West Virginia! Still I would take Swannanoa over Asheville any day if for no other reason than the ratio of polite friendly …

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