Holy Reverie Blog

St. John's Cross

As a young Jewish boy in New York City, the Christian cross had meaning for me, but it was negative. It stood for the hatred and bullying aimed at me and my brother by many of the Christian kids in our West side neighborhood.    I reflected on that the other day as I walked the track at St. John's Episcopal Church here in Memphis. I often exercise there, but this was the first time I'd tried the track. Affixed high atop the basketball... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lenten Disciplines

One of my least favorite words of all time is discipline. I don’t like the receive discipline, I don’t like to be the disciplinarian, and I certainly have trouble disciplining myself. Even the definition of discipline is a downer: the practice of training people to obey rules or using punishment to correct disobedience. Nothing says exciting like rules and punishment.   Unfortunately, discipline is good for us. I wish that wasn’t the case. I would love to be able to fly by the... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 0 comments
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Choose Love

Just before I sat down to write this reflection, the news broke that the family of Kayla Mueller, the 26-year-old woman being held by ISIS, confirmed her death. Kayla was a relief worker in Turkey who provided aid to refugees fleeing from Syria’s civil war. She made a mistake and travelled into Syria on August 3, 2013, and was abducted the next day. 1 She was too young to die, especially in such a tragic way. Kayla’s death is yet another reminder of how life is precious... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 1 comments
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