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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

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

The joy God takes in our joy together…

I love the fall at Holy Spirit  because it seems like every week we  have several exciting things happening. At the moment I am having a hard time staying at my desk because just outside the office are lots and lots of beautiful plants for our plant sale. I just want to go out and [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|Spirit Shot!|0 Comments

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

Hi! From the Holy Mountain in Sewanee, TN

Grace and peace be with you! I write from the holy mountain in Sewanee, TN where the University of the South is located and where one of the 11 American Episcopal seminaries resides. This is the seminary that our curate, Elizabeth, graduated from before she joined us. I am here for continuing education, something that [...]

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