We all face giants

  A few years ago, while in a Target waiting for a prescription, I found myself in the book section. The title, David and Goliath jumped out at me from the shelves. … Continue Reading →


This fragile earth, our island home (BCP 1979)

  In 1972 I was in the seventh grade. Even then I was a wanna be artist and Mrs. Baxa, my classroom teacher, asked if I would design something for the bulletin … Continue Reading →


Civil discourse

  Thank you one and all for your comments, and for modeling civil discourse.   One of my current parishioners sent the following message to me and I wanted to … Continue Reading →


I tell them, “My candidate lost.”

        In another life I really should be a sociologist. You all know my favorite conversation to participate in is “How are you doing?” followed by “How … Continue Reading →


The Day After

  Wednesday was a long day.  I met with, and spoke with, and listened to a lot of people at my parish. Maybe as many as a hundred people throughout the … Continue Reading →


  So, dear blog readers, where did we leave off? Baby Brock is now eight months old and 80+ pounds of pure energy and joy. Well, mostly joy. Many parts … Continue Reading →


Election Eve Vigil of Prayer

  Recently the three bishops of the Diocese of Virginia encouraged the priests and parishes of our diocese to provide opportunities for people to gather and pray during this special … Continue Reading →


Brock the 3rd is settling in.

I one time lasted three days; this time eight

  I one time lasted three days, this time eight. As I shared in the last blog post, the Brock you all have come to know and love died on … Continue Reading →

Brock praying.

RIP Brock II April 1, 2007 – April 7, 2016

  You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! Psalm 36: 6-7 In the early winter of 2007, during one of … Continue Reading →