Holy Reverie Blog

Here and there in the world

by the Ven. Mimsy Jones “Here and there in the world, and now and then in our lives,  there is a New Creation.” - Paul Tillich Although I have been contributing ‘Holy Reverie’ pieces for several years, I have never stopped to think about what those two words (Holy and Reverie) mean!  I ‘looked up’ their definitions (oh, Google, how we love ye!) and found the following: ‘Holy: connected to a god or a religion'; and... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 2 comments
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Grow with us

by Buddy Stallings Yesterday morning as I took a brief walk, the air felt different. While I know it is way too soon to be thinking about sweaters and hot cider, there is change in the air. And I love that. The coming of a new season, and particularly the coming of fall, is a natural nod to the rhythm of life. Although not an active student for many decades, I still remember the feeling of a new book bag filled with crisply sharpened pencils and empty notebooks without doodling or other... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 1 comments
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What is the Church?

by the Rev. Bill Kolb Once upon a time in a land far away, -- or -- many years ago in the Village of Mamaroneck (in Westchester County, New York), there was an Episcopal Church named St. Thomas. In that day, thatChurch had very little money. So when winter came, and it was very cold -- verrry cold -- the heating bill was too expensive for the church budget. So the people of the church sat down in the increasingly cold church and talked with each other about what they could do. One... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 1 comments
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Teaching Moments

It was our first week in seminary. We, the new first-year students, were so excited to be there. We all arrived early each day for Morning Prayer . St. Luke’s Chapel was set up like a small gymnasium with four rows of seats on the north side directly facing four rows of seats on the south side. The north side said the odd verses of the Psalms; the south side said the even verses. And we first years were determined to impress the Dean and upper-class students that we were the most... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 2 comments
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The Church has a venerable tradition of remembering and reflecting on beginnings. In reading Holy Scripture, we remember and reflect upon our origins as children of God and recall God’s mighty works revealed through the Hebrew Scriptures and Jesus Christ. In studying our history, we remember those who were there at the beginning of it all. On a local level, we remember the beginning of individual churches. We remember the people who founded them and the reasons that they were begun. We... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 0 comments
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