Saturday, February 21, 2015

For seven weeks Bonnie and I have been going in to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center for daily radiation to exorcise a few stray cancer cells discovered in my prostate during a biopsy in September.  We have two more weeks plus two additional sessions to go.  The radiations are painless, take little time, and … [Read more…]

Friday, February 20, 2015

What a wonderful Sunday we had when we had Rev. Brian Flynn from St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Churches preach the homily and worship with us. Rev. Jane Gould preached at St. Mary’s, their Saturday 4pm service and Rev. Jon Niketh preached at Sacred Heart. We can pray and work together by setting … [Read more…]

Thursday, February 19, 2015

When I was in Florida, I was really young but I remember my mom had a seizure while she was driving. She lost control of the car and we crashed into a tree on the highway. My seatbelt broke and I went flying forward. Even though she wasn’t in her right state of mind my … [Read more…]

God Blog for Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015

During the season of Lent, members of St. Stephen’s will offer brief daily reflections on an experience or a moment of transformation when we saw ourselves or someone else or an event in a whole new light. People are invited to share our “Aha” moments when God changes the landscape of life in small or large ways. Today … [Read more…]

Holy Saturday, April 19

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, the evening before Easter Sunday, I received a phone call from my mother complaining of severe head pain.  When I arrived at her apartment at St. Stephen’s Towers, she was rushed to Union Hospital in an ambulance.  At the hospital the diagnosis was a brain bleed.  She was transferred to … [Read more…]

Good Friday, April 18

My God moment happened approximately three years ago when I was nearly killed in a terrifying collision caused by a truck driver. Three days before Christmas I was in the course of my employment minding my own business, waiting patiently behind a car at a red light when a tractor-trailer weighing approximately 100,000 pounds slammed … [Read more…]

Maundy Thursday, April 17

In most honor/shame systems, which are grounded in male values, a “true man” always seeks the best, the top, and the most in terms of roles, power, status, and possessions. This usually sets up the male for spiritual defeat or deceit. Although women create their own honor/shame systems too, up to now this was usually … [Read more…]

Wednesday in Easter Week, April 16

Many years ago, on a gorgeous autumn day, the shocking telephone call came into the parish where I was the Rector.  The parishioner on the other end was extremely distraught, and the news was horrific.  Her daughter, Jennifer (not her real name), about 40 years old, had just been taken to the hospital after suffering … [Read more…]

Tuesday in Holy Week, April 15

I literally have God moments dozens of times a day. I have always appreciated the blessings God has put into my life, but I don’t believe that the spiritual understanding was away there for me. For as far back as I can remember, there have been little miracles happening for me that I really did … [Read more…]

Monday in Holy Week, April 14

About 5 years ago I met a young lady who would challenge me more than I’ve ever been challenged in my life.  After having survived the loss of my sister and watching the slow and painful demise of my mother, that’s saying something.  And, yet, I love this young lady and her brother with all … [Read more…]