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For the love of books

I clearly remember the exact moment when the letters h-e-a-r, written on a chalkboard by my kindergarten teacher, formed the word "hear" in my mind. Suddenly I could read! It was an experience of pure joy, and I have been reading ever since. I love the feel of books, the smell of books, the way they look, all lined up in a row, on a bookshelf. I most especially love the thrilling adventures books have made possible for me.  Imagine my delight as Mary Baird and I cooked up a... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, August 28, 2017


Acolyte. Not just a name, but a duty. Not just a duty, but a part of who I am. As one who assists the clergy during the service, acolyting is one of my favorite roles and contributions to Calvary. My experience as an acolyte started when I was in sixth grade. Growing up, I watched my big sister Maggie carry the “big” cross down the aisle and lead her team, and decided that one day I wanted to do that, too.  “Mr. Raymond” Spence took me through training and... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, August 14, 2017


by the Rev. Scott Walters, Rector As I moved into my new office at Calvary and got the computer set up, I decided I should cull the website shortcuts I keep. They pile up over time. But as I did, I found a few links I didn’t recognize. One took me to instructions for making your own moss shower mat. I’m not making this up. A shower mat. Made of moss. As in the green stuff that grows on the north sides of trees in damp climates. There’s a website about how to make one. And... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, August 8, 2017