Holy Reverie Blog

The gift of gratitude

This week, most of us will be engaged in some form of Thanksgiving celebration. When I was a child, my family spent the better part of our Thanksgiving Day preparing and serving a celebration meal at a local food pantry. Talbot House was a shelter of sorts, feeding scores of people every day, but daily meals paled in comparison to the number of people who would come to eat on Thanksgiving. I remember standing at my station, typically a simple station for a child, like the mashed potatoes, and... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 0 comments
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Good from Evil

If we truly believe in a loving God, how do we make sense out of unthinkable evil and terror? That is the question we are left with following Friday night’s terror attacks in Paris. The story of Joseph and his brothers may offer us some illumination.    Joseph’s brothers became jealous of Joseph when their father Jacob gave him the “coat of many colors.” They conspired to kill him. They stopped short of that and instead they stripped him of his coat and threw... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 1 comments
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Why Not a World?

Why not a world that looks less like the nightmare of our human devising and more like the dream of God's creating? ~Michael Curry              Veterans can get a free cup of coffee at Starbucks today. Those wanting a more substantial meal could, if they wanted to, stop by IHOP for breakfast, T.G.I.Friday's for lunch, and the Olive Garden for dinner--all for free. There are businesses offering free haircuts, free oil changes, even free overnight stays.... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 1 comments
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Loving our Neighbors

A few weeks ago, as we were leaving Central BBQ downtown after a morning of church and a family lunch, a man approached us while we walked to our car. I had Annemarie, my 2-year-old, in my arms and was walking with Layna, my 7-year-old. The man approached us and said he was hungry and wanted to know if I would give him our leftovers. I considered what was in the to-go container: half-chewed chicken tenders and soggy fries. I turned to him and apologized, but said he certainly wouldn’t want... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 3 comments
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