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Reflections and Meditations

Reflections and meditations on the daily readings from the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Digital Network, Forward Day By Day, Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), Episcopal Cafe, D365.org and the Lectionary (Satucket.com).

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Forward Day By Day - April 22, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 22, 2018

Fear. Anxiety. Uncertainty. Security. Prejudice. These emotions and more prompt us to place labels on people. These labels offer tidy definitions that help us deal ...
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My Best Friend

My Best Friend

“Your best friend is the one who: seeing him reminds you of Allah, speaking to him increases your knowledge, and his actions remind you of ...
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Forward Day By Day - April 21, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 21, 2018

I wonder if we make enough space in our lives to experience holiness. Our lives are much easier if we hold God and other things ...
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Continuing to Remember Ann+

Continuing to Remember Ann+

Along with Education for Ministry (EfM), Episcopal Café, and most of the Episcopal Church as a whole, I am mourning the loss of a mentor, ...
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Remembering Ann from the SttS Contributors

Remembering Ann from the SttS Contributors

Although I never got to meet her in person, Ann Fontaine has been walking alongside me almost as long as I’ve been an Episcopalian.  We ...
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Come, Thou

Come, Thou

As most readers already know my mom, Ann Fontaine, passed away earlier this week. To say I will miss her greatly is an enormous understatement ...
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Forward Day By Day - April 20, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 20, 2018

All of us will lose something at some point in our lives—friends, family, health, jobs, opportunities, or possessions. Grief is a part of life. Faith ...
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Forward Day By Day - April 19, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 19, 2018

Biblically speaking, food is more than simply fuel for the body. Food offers space for community and is the direct means of connection, religious experience ...
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Snagging Souls

Snagging Souls

The Feast Day of St. Alphege I am visiting our daughter in south Florida.  She has a screened-in porch overlooking her backyard, and I have ...
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Forward Day By Day - April 18, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 18, 2018

Philip is compelled by the Holy Spirit to talk to a strange, foreign person parked on the side of the road in the literal middle ...
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The First Apostle

The First Apostle

Mark 16:9-12: Now after he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast ...
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Forward Day By Day - April 17, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 17, 2018

Jesus comes to save our souls. His work on the cross takes all the junk out of our hearts and discards it, offering us something ...
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Holy Ground

Holy Ground

Sometimes you feel it in your bones. Sometimes you just know. Your breath slows down. You pause. You feel as though time has stopped. You ...
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Forward Day By Day - April 16, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 16, 2018

Our stories are deeply and intimately connected to the stories of everyone else we know and many, many other people we don’t know and never ...
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Rivers of Living Water

Rivers of Living Water

Today’s Daily Office Gospel reading, skipping the genealogy of Jesus, brings us back around to John the Baptizer, a voice crying in the wilderness, which ...
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The Shepherd’s Love

The Shepherd’s Love

The post The Shepherd’s Love appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: The Shepherd’s Love [D365 Daily Devotions] ...
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Forward Day By Day - April 15, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 15, 2018

Human beings are endlessly complicated, frail, and stubborn. Not only do we bear the image of God, we also bear the likeness of one another—the ...
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Who Will You Be?

Who Will You Be?

“…What we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,  we shall be like him, for we shall ...
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Forward Day By Day - April 14, 2018

Forward Day By Day – April 14, 2018

The Holy Spirit is the star of the show in Acts. Some of us may have been conditioned to imagine the Holy Spirit as a ...
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DIY TR

DIY TR

I speak often of a group that I belong to and have the honor of mentoring in, and that is Education for Ministry (EfM). For ...
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