Irving, Texas

Musings (Page 2)

Read what our people have written about faith and life

What is time?

Mr. Webster defines time as “the thing that is measured as seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, etc”  We all know that no matter what the definition, this is something we all seem to have too little of. We wake up in the morning to an alarm, telling us it is TIME to get up.  We…

Why go to church?

(or why I don’t feel good when I sleep in) A recently released Pew Research Center study of the ways religion influences the daily lives of Americans finds that people who are highly religious (those who attend church each week and pray daily) are more engaged with their extended families, more likely to volunteer, more…

The Good Friday Offering

I knew the Good Friday Offering went to support the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, but I knew no details until reading Dialog, a quarterly publication of the Diocese of Texas (east Texas). It was a surprise to me to learn that we Episcopalians operate 15 schools in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. Many of the students…

HEARING OR LISTENING

Then a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him.” (Luke 9:35). There is a long distance between hearing and listening. When it comes to the similarities between listening and hearing, the only one is you use your ears for both. After that, they’re very different. Hearing is…

Our Lenten Journey

So our Lenten Journey has now begun, Redeemer.  And I have been asking myself for several days now, just where are we journeying to . . . and with whom? Sometimes I feel that my journey is very solitary – and willfully so – as I truly savor the contemplative, penitential nature of Lent as…