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Lenten Respite & Depth

I write this in anticipation that next week I will be away with my family on Spring Break. This is the first year that my kids are old enough to do the whole spring break thing and we are all excited to be heading to San Antonio! It is interesting to consider that during every [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Quiet & Reflective Moments

There are so many special and important things that happen in the church this time of the year. Amidst the Holy Week services, Easter preparations, outreach collections, service projects, and church outings, there are a great deal of quiet and reflective moments I would like to invite you to observe as well. There is an [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

The Wonderful Gift of Life

My son has just started playing T-ball. We went to the athletic store, bought him a glove, a bat, and several practice balls. I took him to the batting cages earlier this week and helped with the teams batting and throwing practice last night. It is an exciting time as he gets ready to play [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

We are One Body in Christ

Almost every Thursday I look up and wonder what happened to the week. How is it already Thursday? In reflecting on this this afternoon, it occurred to me that while the middle of the week always seems to slip past, Sundays always seem to be present. I fully acknowledge that as the guy who is [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

A time of Unveiling

Lent is a time of unveiling. I am often surprised by the things that come up in life during these forty days and forty nights. The rhythms of prayer, reflection, devotionals, and disciplines can have a clarifying effect and any intentional focus or awareness in our lives is bound to bring insight. I have been [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Allowing God to move in our lives

This morning (I am writing this Thursday afternoon) I had the opportunity to lead worship for our school in our monthly Eucharist chapel. I have noticed that as the year progresses and the students come to know what to expect in the service, they are more attentive to the movements and prayers of our liturgy. [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

All the ways we are fed

This weekend our delegates will be traveling to Galveston for the 168th Council in the Diocese of Texas. This means that our people will gather with the faithful representatives of churches from all across our diocese to worship together, share stories of ministry, hear from our bishop, and discuss our common life. It also means that [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Growth & Perseverance

I open almost every Eagle Scout ceremony at Holy Spirit with a prayer. As I pray, I give thanks for the scout who has worked so hard and persevered to the point of accomplishing this distinguished rank and I thank God for all the success that culminates in that moment. I also always make a [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

We Are One Body of Many Members

I read last week's Epistle (I Corinthians 1:10-18) and thought to myself that churchwork is churchwork, whether it be in first century Corinth or twenty-first century Houston.  It occurs to me that when Paul wrote his people in Corinth about putting their faith and attention in Christ rather than dividing themselves up into camps about [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Gathering Rest for our Well-being

This week our Parish Retreat Planning Committee met to discuss all that will be in store for our community when we head up to the piney woods of Camp Allen at the end of March. As I reflect, I think it is quite wonderful that this weekend our youth are going to the same piney [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments
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