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The Holy Spirit's Visit at Four O'Clock

Posted by St. Thomas Staff on

In September, after Mike and I discussed my lapses in memory with our family doctor, I was referred for psychological testing. The psychologist informed us that the results were consistent with early stages of Alzheimer’s and referred me to a neurologist for further tests. I cried in...

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Who is My Neighbor?

Posted by The Rev. Lex Breckinridge on

I have attended several of the meetings of our Who Is My Neighbor program, which aims to bring together St. Thomas folks living near each other to get to know one another and look out for each other. Each of these gatherings has had its own character and its own energy, but what each has had in...

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Gardening

Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

…The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth. —Dorothy Frances Gurney Sometime about three years ago, I spent several afternoons digging plants out of the garden in the old St. Thomas close...

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Adventures with Wally

Posted by The Rev. Kathryn Ballinger on

I recently realized I’ve not written much about the misdeeds of Wally, our Airedale. In the past year he has failed to furnish much new material. I also realize my theological discourses do not raise as many comments as my writings about cars, rats, and gardening. Wally will be seven in...

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Thanksgiving in Spring: Get Involved!

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The days are getting longer and the flowers are just beginning to bloom, but St. Thomas is already making plans for this year’s Thanksgiving event. With the help of hundreds of parish volunteers, St. Thomas will once again prepare Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of needy families and...

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Suscipe

Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, understanding, my entire will. Give me only your love and your grace, that’s enough for me. Your love and your grace are enough for me. Take Lord, receive all I have and possess. You have given all to me, now I return it. Give me only your...

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Christ in All

Posted by The Rev. Kathryn Ballinger on

From a very early age I knew that I wanted to live as altruistic a life as was possible. It is one of the reasons I became a nurse, and later a counselor and spiritual director. It has been a holistic experience of life and health: physical, emotional and spiritual. I have always been fascinated...

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What Happens After Easter

Posted by The Rev. Lex Breckinridge on

Each Sunday we stand and say or sing that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and that “he will come in glory to judge the living and the dead and his Kingdom will have no end.” But what does that really mean? Frankly only a few of our theologians and thinkers and saints have tried to...

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Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

Holy God… I come to your altar battered and bruised by my sin, seeking your forgiveness for what I have done and for what I have left undone. Give me humility and a renewed commitment to you so that I might offer my life wholly so you can make me holy. Forgive my sin which feels so very...

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Doing Sensible and Human Things

Posted by The Rev. Lex Breckinridge on

This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things - praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the...

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