Holy Reverie Blog

God is definitely good

The second day of the Kora was spent circling the snow-covered dome of Mt. Kailash, the holy mountain of Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, and other faiths in the most remote part of Tibet. It was probably the most difficult day of my life. Courage became as soft as overcooked cauliflower. I had never anticipated what was going to be required. I thought this was a flat excursion.    We started out early in a cold wind and begged for the sun to please peek through the cracks in the mountains... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 0 comments
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The Unintentional Evangelist

If you've been part of a church family for very long, this scenario will be familiar. Someone in the parish suffers the sudden loss of a loved one. In the midst of their shock and grief, there will be the added stress of SO MUCH TO DO. For instance:    Notify family, friends, co-workers, insurance agents.  Contact the church; make an appointment with the preacher. Decide what kind of service to have and figure out day and time for the funeral. Locate all necessary papers. ... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 3 comments
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Living Intentionally

Graduation season is upon us! Last Sunday we celebrated our graduating seniors, saying special prayers for them as they take a big step out into the world. All around us, high school and college commencement ceremonies are welcoming guest speakers to inspire and challenge graduates as they shift into a new phase of life, and I can’t help but think back to my own graduation speeches.  I’ve given a few graduation speeches along the way, both as a graduate and as a guest. Although they were... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 0 comments
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God Fills Us

We can often get wrapped up in the details of making a church run. We can, as they say, miss the forest for the trees. A church is, after all, a complex organization, especially one like Calvary. When the pressures of volunteering and coordinating consume us, we can easily forget why we work so hard in the first place. So I was especially touched when I received an email on Monday from one of our members about her experience last Sunday, and with her permission, here is what she said.  ... Read More
Posted by Christopher Girata at Monday, May 4, 2015 | 1 comments
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