Day: July 23, 2014

Blessed are the poor

And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them. Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor,for yours is the kingdom of God.” – Luke 6:19-20 A finch couple has found my bird feeder in the […]

Episcopalians, start your engines!

St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Papillion, Nebraska have a race team to compete in a Figure 8 competition at the County Fair in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The race will take place this Friday evening. The race team is made up of The Rev. Ernesto Medina (Stock Car Division), Jammie Hermans Gaffer (PowderPuff Division), and Jeff […]

Part 1: The Joys of F.O.G.

by Donald Schell Part 1 of 2 Last month my congregation offered a free week-long day camp called F.O.G, an apt name for a summer gathering in San Francisco with perennial summer weather report, “Foggy near the coast, clearing by noon.” I think the joke is deliberate, but as an acronym it also refers to […]

Gaza update

Conflict in Gaza continues… The New York Times reports that, after 15 days of fighting, at least 620 Palestinians and 29 Israelis have died.