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Let us rejoice and be glad in it…

"This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." - Psalm 118:23-24 Every single day of our lives is a miraculous occurrence. We wake up in the morning and by the time we go back to [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Sharing the Joy of God

If we consider summer a Sabbath time for respite, rest, and getting away, then the fall, and especially October, must be a time of excitement and big happenings. This Sunday we will have our second Sunday in a row with a baptism at the 10:30 service.  I hope you will come and support Layton as [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

The Eternal Work of Baptism

The next two Sundays come with the joy of baptisms! This Sunday we will welcome the Mannens to our 10:30 service for the very special occasion of their second daughter's baptism. Little Karlyn is a kitten at our school and we are glad that they have chosen to bring her to be baptized here. Then [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

God is always calling us forward

The year is off to a great start at Holy Spirit. This can particularly be seen with our outreach program, Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack. On Tuesday, a group of volunteers and BCB board members went with Melissa Peter to City Hall where Mayor Turner declared September 13 th Blessings in a Backpack Day [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Common Worship and God Breaking Through

Last summer when I took our youth group to Costa Rica for a mission trip we worshiped at the Anglican Church where we were serving. In Costa Rica, the Anglican Church is what the Episcopal Church is called as we are both members of the global Christian community called the Anglican Communion. Two things about [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Joyful Anticipation

A recent study showed that people who attend church not only feel better during the time they are in church, but they are happier throughout the week...spend more of their time in a positive mental state...spend more time with friends...and engaged in more outreach which itself has a positive impact on mental health.  I believe [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

The Uniqueness of our Connection

There has been much conversation lately around many of the facility needs that were raised in our recent listening campaign, and I pray you had a chance to attend one of the focus groups to further discuss those plans. Additionally, though, facility needs were not the only insight we gained from the listening campaign. There [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

The growth God has in store for us

I can't believe my son started Kindergarten this week! It seemed like just last week that we were bringing him to his first day of school as a duck in the Child Enrichment Center here on campus. As I peeked around the corner of the lunchroom today to make sure he was doing ok, I [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Summer – a seasonal Sabbath

Each season seems to come with its own rhythm. The fall kicks off the school and program year. Winter comes with the busyness of the holidays. Spring is a busy time of school years ending and Easter celebrations. Summer too is a distinct time. Every summer I am surprised by the circumstances that force me [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

Connecting to the community of faith

Though I have only been away from you all for two Sundays it feels like a much longer time. This evening I had dinner with the bishop who ordained me (who is now the dean of Sewanee) and several of my colleagues that I have known for more than two decades.  We had dinner in [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments
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