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Ken’s e-Pistle – December 6, 2023

Ken's e-Pistle December 6, 2023 We are now deeply into Advent, the season of waiting.  Sometimes it hurts to have to wait, but the final result is worth it. I have a friend who serves as an officer on one of the big submarines stationed at King’s Bay, near St. Mary’s, GA.  One of [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – December 6, 20232023-12-04T11:53:15-05:00

Ken’s e-Pistle – November 29, 2023

Ken's e-Pistle November 29, 2023 So, how is it coming?  By this time I suppose that the only thing left of the Thanksgiving turkey may be a pot of soup, thinly flavored by the sad remnants of a carcass well-loved nearly out of existence.  Decorations are doubtless going up and a few of you [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – November 29, 20232023-11-27T12:41:24-05:00

Ken’s e-Pistle – November 22, 2023

Ken's e-Pistle November 22, 2023 This Sunday is the Celebration of Christ the King.  It begins the season of festival fullness which takes in Advent, Christmas and lasts until Epiphany on January 6.  Historically, this has been one of the major feasts of the Church Year and marks the final foreseen victory of Christ [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – November 22, 20232023-11-27T12:38:22-05:00

Ken’s e-Pistle – November 15, 2023

Ken's e-Pistle November 15, 2023 There is a very interesting word in our heritage which colors our daily struggle.  It comes from the Hebrew and is transliterated, “timshel.” It means, “You may.”  Or, “You may be.”  Or simply, “Maybe” It is the root of our free will and first appears in the conversation between [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – November 15, 20232023-11-27T12:37:24-05:00

Ken’s e-Pistle – November 8, 2023

Ken's e-Pistle November 8, 2023 This past week, when the temperatures plummeted to depths not felt since last winter, I got an e-mail from a friend in my first parish.  It was simple, direct, and clear: “Hog killing weather.  You comin’?”  It took me back many years to that rural community and prompted me [...]

Ken’s e-Pistle – November 8, 20232023-11-27T12:35:46-05:00
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