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Mortals, Can these bones live? A Homily for the Great Vigil of Easter, 2014

“Mortal, can these bones live?”

It’s a wonderful passage of scripture, powerfully evocative of resurrection and new life, full of earthy and eerie images. The reading from Ezekiel 37 practically shouts itself out and as a lector, it’s hard not to succumb to the temptation to add one’s own dramatic effects. 1,361 more words


A Sermon for Lent 5

Sermon preached at The Church of the Redeemer, Providence RI on Sunday April 6, 2014 (Lent 5, Year A).  You can listen to the sermon… 1,717 more words

Life In A Parish

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach, 7th & 8th days of Pesach

I’ve pretty much recovered from the holiday preparations and start of the holiday.  And my husband, who’s off for Good Friday, made matzah brei   for breakfast, which was yummy.  1,087 more words

Holy Week 2 - April 15

Holy Week 2

endings come upon us,

valleys of dry bones


how will our bones rise

from deceit and lies

and greed

when we have gone… 22 more words


The Value of Dry Bones: Resurrection in the Church

A Talk for the Wesley Guild, Shepley
7th April 2014, 7.30pm
Ezekiel 37:1-14

Put yourself in my shoes for a bit, won’t you? There I was, minding my own business, when this giant, invisible hand picked me up, plucked me like a grape from the vine and plonked me down in the middle of this huge, abandoned valley. 2,497 more words


Lenten Lectio: Reflection for the Fifth Week in Lent

Have you ever heard the statement, “This place is dead,” or something like that? In movies and TV, this is usually uttered when a bar, club or other social gathering place is nearly empty and no one appears to be having a good time. 1,115 more words

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The New Life

Have you ever met anyone who used the phrase, “Lord knows?” I’ve heard it used many times; my grandma used to use the expression pretty often. 853 more words