Rain, rain….

I was on the beach early in the morning a couple of weeks ago when one of those Florida showers turned up. You know the sort, it poured. Everyone got very wet. What fascinates me about us human beings, is our first instinct to run back to our cars and go home. I...

The pushy pet-lover?

This week sees St. Francis Day and countless animals will be blessed around the country. St. Francis is often thought of as a peaceful nature lover. The songs we know best are “Make me a Channel of your Peace” and “All Creatures of our God and King”. Both of which...

If this week has been hard on you…

If this week has been hard on you, please know you are not alone. The words which follow, may trigger, but we want to reach out. For hundreds of thousands of women (and men) the confirmation hearings have been hard. They have connected us with painful places and...

Patient waiting

“The beauty of holiness”. I love this phrase. I am not sure I can put into words exactly what it means but I know what it feels like. Holiness is God and, somehow, we are to begin to get caught up in God, even this side of the grave. You may wonder why this has...

Career Changers

Sometimes we might find ourselves thinking that Peter and James and John probably didn’t have anything better to do when they started following Jesus. After all they were just fishermen, they did not have the sorts of life stresses that successful people have....

Hurricane Florence Response

As I write we are all watching Hurricane Florence and keeping those in her path in our prayers. We will all want to DO something. There is a prayer at the bottom of the page. Please take a look at these dos and don'ts, there is an explanation below. ...

Ornament or Mystery?

Holy Cross day is not a festival that most people are jumping up and down to celebrate. It is however, and this may surprise you, high up in the ranking of feasts and festivals. (find out more). Holy Cross Day is not a return to Good Friday with its depths of sorrow,...

A Duck’s Life

We have ducks in our neighborhood. Earlier in the year we saw two adult ducks parading around their five little ducklings. Now we not only have those seven, the babies are grown, but several others have decided to join the party - or perhaps they are spouses of the...

A Week of Good News – Saturday

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. (Psalm 34:3) This week of Good News is the Gospel in action in the lives of the people of Christ Church. Together, and only together, we undertake and complete the worship and work of Jesus in this place....