Holy Reverie Blog

Holy as the Day Is Spent

After saving the day for France in 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake when she was only nineteen years old. St. Francis preached to the birds and befriended a wolf. St. Patrick used a shamrock to explain the Trinity to wild Irish pagans. Mary of Magdalene, my personal favorite, was the first to announce Jesus' resurrection.    Stories about saints have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. As a teenager, I was so taken with the story of Bernadette, purportedly visited by... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 1 comments
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What are The Christians doing on Off Broadway?

I didn’t much want to enjoy The Christians , an Off Broadway play that has been surprisingly well received in this notoriously secular city by both critics and theatergoers. The fact that its name made me, an Episcopal priest, squirm is testament to how divisive and complicated religion has become in our culture. When identifying myself as a Christian, I now feel that this demographic fact needs to be accompanied with an asterisk, pointing to a footnote to annotate the “kind” of Christian I am.... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 1 comments
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Nourishing the Soul

In the midst of all the busy-ness of moving chores and details, starting a new job, getting to know your names and faces, it dawned on me last week that there is something I have been forgetting – God! It is interesting that just as our bodies can tell us when we crave certain nutritional groups missing from our diet, our souls can tell us when we are out of touch with the divine presence. While we can spend a lot of time in activity about God, it is not the same as actually sharing time with... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 2 comments
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The Kingdom of God

Habits form quickly, and before we know it, we might find that we are doing things and thinking things that surprise us. Perhaps we find that we take the same odd path to drive from our house to a favorite store. Or maybe we stay up too late at night when we should really get more sleep. The pattern of habits that shape our lives is most often innocuous or annoying at best. But sometimes, our habits take on a more corporate identity. Sometimes, before we know it, we do and think things because... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 0 comments
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