October 30, 2018 @ 10:24 PM
In 2008 I completed my book of poems now bring revised as part of my upcoming biography that, God willing, will be published next year. As retirement draws nigh this coming Sunday I will share one of the poems daily. l hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.
Monday October 29. 2018
Whatever Faith There Be (2005)
The World with all its myriad differences
Is no less fabulous in its own way and means.
I begin to wonder--
Have I dwelt too much of late among the shining spires
With no companionship,
That the God’s demand?
In the end, all toils are not for naught.
We must ponder of that which was good.
Slay not the fond memories.&...
October 13, 2018 @ 3:47 PM
As I prepare to enter my 45th year of ministry, twenty-two years as bishop, and retirement draws nigh, I look back. There are over 5000 hymns in the Anglican faith, not all written by Anglicans, but the words of the authors helped me hold my faith in Gods service and I thought that I will share them with you. You may not know all of them but if you take a peek, you will find if you research them that you will see how they impacted the faith. Most of the authors have passed on centuries ago, but their everlasting impact remains with us.
I have selected 45 hymns (one for each year) that meant so much to me, and as you look at them, you too may reflect how what they meant to you. Hymns are not only for singing but for reading the joy ...