Holy Reverie Blog

Keeping our grip

I used to be a devout reader of daily comic strips. Peanuts, Blondie, Garfield, The Far Side —it was hard to pick a favorite. The dilemmas of the characters felt so darned familiar, and it was reassuring to see that in spite of all their foibles, they showed up again the next day, seemingly no worse for wear. No matter, for instance, how many times Lucy snatched the football away at the last moment, Charlie Brown was always willing to try again. A good life lesson. And Dagwood cherished his... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 0 comments
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It's a retreat, not an advance!

Today, I leave for a week-long CREDO retreat in Fairhope, Alabama. The Latin word “CREDO” means “I give my heart to.” These retreats are designed by our Church Pension Fund to help clergy and lay staff members of the Episcopal Church achieve a greater degree of holistic wellness so that we can better give our hearts to God and God’s people. A number of Calvary members and Memphians were instrumental in starting and leading CREDO. While I will miss all of you at Calvary this week, I am looking... Read More
Posted by Christopher Girata at Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 0 comments
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Uruguay In My Heart

Uruguay curls around the soul like an old book of poetry. Every reading brings a new blossom, a new memory, and a smile that there is still some respect in the world for things simple. People in Uruguay use a object until it no longer functions - like a truck - it is repaired, recycled, repainted, and falls apart again, when it’s parts might be used to make a sitting bench outside on the lawn, but whatever it becomes, the same owner lives with that truck to the end. It’s not like in the US where... Read More
Posted by Christopher Girata at Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 1 comments
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I've Been to the Mountaintop

Monday was the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel, only blocks away from Calvary, and it was an especially powerful day for me. Although I was familiar with this tragic event, the resonance of his death and the resolve for justice that it inspired came alive for me in new ways this year. The commemoration events began for me with the City of Memphis’ event called From Heartache to Harmony at the Convention Center, a tribute to the legacy of Dr.... Read More
Posted by Christopher Girata at Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 0 comments
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