Holy Reverie Blog

Walking

It’s ironic, sitting thousands of feet above the earth, returning from a walking pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain that has knocked so many participants in the head with a reality about themselves. It was there that I picked up Newsweek to read an article on George Steiner, a celebre’d’intellect, a mastermind of literature. The vehicle of his interview was walking. And it made me think about the impact of “walking” in our lives. A.H.SIdgwick’ wrote in 1912 that walking “lays a... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 1 comments
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Where is heaven?

Several years ago I was asked to be on a panel of clergy to respond to questions from students at an Episcopal high school in Lawrence, Kansas, which is home to the University of Kansas. Unbeknownst to us, the school chaplain had worked with the students for weeks to come up with very perplexing theological questions designed to stump the panel. One student asked, “Is there a hell and where is it?” Without missing a beat, one of my colleagues answered, “Yes. It’s in... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 1 comments
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What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?

What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted was a sixties Motown hit recalling the anguish of a broken love affair. I remember it well from my young teenage days--the deeply resonant voice of Jimmy Ruffin, the sing-song melody that made it so easy to sing along. I've forgotten most of the lyrics, but the tune came to me, unbidden while watching yet another news story about the endless stream of refugees pouring out of Syria. That crisis has been the lead news story for weeks now, and we have become... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 1 comments
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Growth and Change

“The only thing that is constant in life is change.” That quote comes from the great Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, and I can’t think of a better way to begin a Holy Reverie post than with a little Greek philosophy! The wisdom of Heraclitus is something we all know to be true, but human nature fights against change on the most fundamental level. A friend of mine in Alabama once joked that the motto of his church was “We don’t do that here!” I’m grateful that Calvary is not that kind of church.... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 0 comments
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Saving Bees One Thistle at a Time

I am hooked on honeybees and thistles. The bees had me when two hives arrived at our Cordova garden a little over a year ago. We blessed the bees, and soon more bees came from Calvary's bell tower. When an article about the bell tower bees was published in the newspaper, a second grade teacher called to ask if we would come and talk about bees in her science class. We said yes, and happily will don bee suits and return to that class again this year.    A whole new world has opened up... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | 0 comments
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