Thursday, August 17, 2017

Chinapa Ruled Last Sunday Night
The theme was immigration with their Migrante Performance.

No matter the theme, there's always dancing in the aisles, when Chinampa's in the house!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Kids of Resurrection -- A Week of Good Deeds

They picked up trash on the 
Greenbelt and then cooled off in 
Barton Springs. 

We'll get more reports on what they
did as helpers once they are rested up.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

From Plough for July 14th:

Daily Dig for July 14

Eleanore Roosevelt
Now, more than ever, we must proclaim, “The Lord is at hand!” We are part of this, quietly and actively, through our faith and expectation. It is enough for us to know that God is weaving his design in the warp and weft of the world. His goal will be reached, not just for this or that person, but for everyone.
Source: “If You Ask Me,” Ladies’ Home Journal,November 1941

Monday, July 10, 2017

It's a Tear-jerker, But A Great Story

Episcopal priest takes dying dog on road trip for ‘Last Howlelujah Tour’ through Southwest

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Bill Miller is taking a close friend to Las Vegas on vacation, but this trip is about the bark, not the bet.
Miller’s traveling companion is his 12-year-old dog Wili, who is dying of cancer, and Vegas is only the final stop on a six-state road trip that the Episcopal priest from Louisiana is calling the “Last Howlelujah Tour.”
“It’s been extraordinary,” Miller said July 6 when reached by phone in Corsicana, Texas, south of Dallas. “The best parts of the trip have been really what we set out to accomplish, just to spend time together. We’ve just had a ball being together.”
In addition to spending precious time with Wili, the other goals of the tour are to remind people of the spiritual importance of close relationships – whether with family, friends or “man’s best friend” – and to promote and raise money for animal welfare organizations.
The stop in Corsicana was about a week into the two-week tour, and a fundraiser there July 5 raised $1,600 for the Humane Society of Navarro CountyMiller has lined up about two dozen similar events in 18 cities on his route. Miller also is the author of two books, which he sells during his visits to churches, breweries and bookstores, and part of the proceeds of those sales are added to the fundraisers.
“We have met some incredibly gracious and loving people along the way. They have shown [Wili] great hospitality,” Miller said.
Miller, a 58-year-old Texas native, has served as a priest about 25 years. He was living in Austin when he got his first dog, an Airedale named Sam, in 1993. The dog’s story of surviving a house fire became the foundation for Miller’s 2005 book, “The Gospel According to Sam.” (Miller’s other book is “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God.”)
There's more to the story.                          Click here for the rest.

A Medication for July 10th from Plough:

Daily Dig for July 9
Flannery O’Connor

When we get our spiritual houses in order, we’ll be dead. This goes on. You arrive at enough certainty to be able to make your way, but it is making it in darkness. Don’t expect faith to clear things up for you. It is trust, not certainty.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

From Today's Daily Plough:

Daily Dig for June 27

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If everyone abandons you and even drives you away by force, then when you are left alone fall on the earth and kiss it, water it with your tears, and it will bring forth fruit even though no one has seen or heard you in your solitude. Believe to the end, even if all people went astray and you were left the only one faithful; bring your offering even then and praise God in your loneliness. And if two of you are gathered together – then there is a whole world, a world of living love. Embrace each other tenderly and praise God, for, if only in you two, his truth has been fulfilled.

Source: The Brothers Karamazov

Monday, June 26, 2017

Canadian Primate: Look beyond quarrels to church’s wider calling of working for justice