Holy Reverie Blog

To Pray

Who can say what prayer is?    According to The Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer , prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words . The Apostle Paul entreats us to pray without ceasing. Jesus gave us a template for prayer when he taught his disciples what we know as The Lord’s Prayer. The Psalms are an entire book of prayers expressing the full range of human emotion and experience. Faithful Muslims pray five times a day. Jews and Hindus and... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 2 comments
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Courage and Love

The events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri have captivated my heart and mind over these last days. The tragic nature of his death, followed by the dramatic and painful protests and riots have cut to the heart of social divisions in St. Louis that resonate all too closely to the social divisions in our own Memphis community. Events like those in Ferguson can be so intensely overwhelming that it’s easy for us to turn away, confused about the struggle and feeling... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 4 comments
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The death of Robin Williams has been on my mind the past several days. I am a fan of his work, both as a stand-up comedian and a dramatic actor, and an admirer of his quick wit. The easiest job in Hollywood must be a talk show host when Robin Williams is your guest: all you have to do is sit behind your desk and laugh.  When celebrities die, reflections on their death can be mixed. Some are lionized to such a extreme degree, they sound like saints when they were actually very human.... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 0 comments
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Always more to learn

My children began a new school year on Monday and I begin a new term of my doctoral program next week, so school is in the front of my mind today. I've always loved school and consider myself a life-long student. I bet many of you might feel the same way. Life is a pretty impressive teacher, and by now most of us know that we learn and are formed every day by what we do. As the calendar turns to a new school year, how can we be the most intentional about learning and being... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 1 comments
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