Holy Reverie Blog

Letting go

About 25 years ago, I was in a place in my life when I believed there was something of which I needed to let go, but I was unable to figure out what it was. An organization I belonged to because of my interest in Jungian psychology was sponsoring a week-long event in Northern Ontario called a Vision Quest. A Vision Quest is an ancient way of clearing oneself out to listen to and converse with the voices of our bodies, our psyches, and the more than human world. The event involved several days... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 0 comments
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Do Justice

by Kristin Lensch, Organist-Choirmaster Last week, I attended the conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) in Stamford, Connecticut, along with approximately 350 musicians and a few priests. The theme was " What does the Lord require  of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8) I look forward to this annual event because it is restorative in social, spiritual, and intellectual ways. I reconnect with... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 0 comments
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Proclaiming hope

If I’m honest, I often find it hard to live into my call as a Christian in the wake of events like those in Orlando this weekend. In the face of such hate and such violence, in the face of such evil it can be hard to proclaim the Good News, the hope that is the center of our faith. It can feel trite, fake, and downright insensitive to respond with hope. It is so much easier and seems much more cathartic to hold on to the rage, the fear, the anxiety, the unbridled anger that seeks... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 0 comments
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Fast and Hot or Low and Slow?

Central or Rendezvous? Corky’s or Bar-B-Q Shop? Wet or Dry? Over my first nine months as a Memphian, I have learned that while we can have polite discussions about politics, religion, and college football, we can flare up and get downright passionate when we argue over barbecue! While sampling many of our BBQ joints, I am enjoying a summer read that gives some fodder and context to help inform my opinions. It is entitled Memphis Barbecue: A Succulent History of Smoke, Sauce & Soul... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 0 comments
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August 14, 1945. I was 7 years old, living in a 9th-floor apartment overlooking the trolley tracks of Broadway, New York City. Suddenly, the news came over the radio: Japan had surrendered, unconditionally, to the Allies. World War II was over. The reaction was boisterous and jubilant. Even as the first radiation victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki struggled with their unknown but fatal condition, we, in my family, tore up magazines, including, as I recall, many Readers' Digests , and... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 0 comments
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