Holy Reverie Blog

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Many years ago on a Sunday morning, I came out of church in Lynchburg, Virginia, and, being the last in line, I hung around and talked with the rector, the Rev. Dick Tyree, who, as time went by, was to become a good friend and mentor. As we chatted, I told him that I had been really moved by the service that day. I said that I thought it had been a very beautiful liturgy. Dick, knowing that it had been a regular Morning Prayer service, not much different than we had all the time... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 0 comments
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The Best Idea

Grandchildren, I am convinced, are among God's best ideas. Of course any fool can see that the world is fairly drenched in God's good ideas--autumn leaves, for instance, and moonlight, and peaches in the summertime. Not to mention falling in love, friendship, and laughter. But grandchildren belong in a category all their own. I became a grandparent on a cold January day in 2002. My daughter had wanted a daughter of her own from the time she was a little girl, and so, when... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 0 comments
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Hooked for Life

When I was a freshman at Stetson University, a small liberal arts school in Florida, I was told that one of the course requirements to graduate was Biblical Literature . Bib-Lit was a seminar style class filled with students from every part of the university. The religious studies faculty loved teaching the class because they were able to identify, challenge, and break open many of the assumptions commonly held about what is and is not in the Bible. During the very first lecture, the professor... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 0 comments
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On the lovely signs for the Scarborough Fair event on Sunday, October 19, there is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. She said, "a woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water." An excellent observation.  One could make a similar observation about all people in times of transition. Happiness is easy when everything is coming up roses. And sadness is understandable when you've encountered tragedy. But transition, the in-between-time, uncertainty,... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 10 comments
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Furry Friends

Coming up this Saturday is Calvary's annual pet blessing at Overton Bark at 4 p.m. October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. St. Francis had a special understanding of and love for animals and befriended birds and wolves alike.    Over the years I have come to realize that the animals in my life are more like friends than pets. And just like with any friend, whether two legged or four, sometimes the friendship is fun... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 1 comments
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