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Decisions, Decisions

Posted by Fredric Hang on 11/27/20

Each day we are faced with multiple decisions.  Some are as simple as choosing what to have for breakfast.  Croissant or bagel?  Poached or scrambled?

Others are much more complex and demanding.  Is it time to move a loved one to comfort care or hospice?  Should I express my displeasure ... Read More »

GRAVITY

Posted by Fredric Hang on 11/19/20

Hard to feel grounded sometimes. Meditating on Psalm 18:2 helps me.    The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;     my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,     my shield and the horn of my salvation,  my stronghold.   This poem also helps:   Holy ... Read More »

What-Might-Happen

Posted by Fredric Hang on 11/12/20

  “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Friday the 13th.  Many fear the day.  Like walking under a ladder, crossing paths with a black cat or breaking a mirror, some hold fast to the belief that ... Read More »

Shouting for Change

Posted by Fredric Hang on 11/06/20

The story is told of a man who ran from one end of the city to another shouting, "Pride, greed, corruption...pride, greed, corruption..."   People stopped in shock to listen to the man's concerns.    But, after a while, tired of the repetition, they went, one by one, slowly back ... Read More »

Advice for Future Corpses...

Posted by Fredric Hang on 10/29/20

A few years ago, while in residency to become a hospital chaplain, I ran across a book with a most startling title.  It was called, "Advice For Future Corpses* (* and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death & Dying.  I found the title startling because I ... Read More »

Pray for them...

Posted by Fredric Hang on 10/24/20

"I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all those in authority..." 1 Timothy 2:1-2a

Its that time in our nation when bumper stickers and lawn signs pop up in abundance.  With the Presidential election less than two ... Read More »

HELP & THANKS

Posted by Fredric Hang on 10/16/20

A woman had a hard time remembering to pray in the morning.  Her intentions were good, but every morning the first thing she'd do when she'd wake up was find herself checking her cell phone, getting coffee, walking the dog, reading the paper - and before she knew it, ... Read More »

Seen God Lately?

Posted by Fredric Hang on 10/09/20

"And here now is my secret, a very simple secret:  it is only with the heart that one can see rightly - what is essential is invisble to the eye.  " from The Little Prince  

Have you seen God lately? In the checkout line at the grocery store ... Read More »

Chosen, Holy & Beloved

Posted by Fredric Hang on 10/01/20

This week a group of parishioners (and a few non-parishioners) completed a three week discussion group on the topic, "Finding God in the Unknown."  

On our last evening we pondered the beautiful words of St Paul from Colossians where he reminds us that we are "chosen, holy and beloved."  ... Read More »

The Ache of Autumn

Posted by Fredric Hang on 9/24/20

The season of Autumn began this week.  It is a time of glorious beauty in nature, and for many, also a time of reflection, introspection, perhaps even contemplation.

In her book, Praying Our Goodbyes, Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM, begins a chapter entitled the "Ache of Autumn" with a stirring ... Read More »