Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Reverend Laurie's Blog

July 31, 2017

When you were in 5th grade and first read about Helen Keller, did you imagine what it was like to be her?  Did you go into a silent room, close your eyes and move the fingers of your one hand in purposeful ways into the palm of the other, trying to conjure up a life wi...

July 26, 2017

Maybe you’ve met our Bishop, Mark Beckwith, during one of his visits to Grace.  His capacity to remember people is legend and I don’t only mean names.  If you had a fifteen minute conversation at coffee hour three years ago with Mark during which you told him about you...

July 17, 2017

I first met Melvona Hicks about twenty years ago.  As the newly hired “Parish Missioner” of my then church I was sent out to the parish: everyplace within walking distance of our physical address.  My job was to talk to strangers and find out how my community of faith...

July 10, 2017

When I moved into Rosemary’s 5th floor, railroad apartment in 1992 the city was a stop for me, not a destination.  No fan of crowds, traffic and noise, I wanted to get ordained and head to a church some place with rolling fields, apple orchards and soft mountains.  Ros...

July 6, 2017

A lawyer asked him the seemingly simple question “Who is my neighbor?” and Jesus answered with a lengthy story about the Good Samaritan.  Some prominent religious leaders noted that for a supposedly holy guy Jesus spent significant amounts of time with people who were...

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