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August 3, 2004

 

One early morning, now a few years back, I went out for my usual run with a neighbor friend. Together my friend and I passed the miles, season after season, weaving a tapestry of friendship out of the bits and pieces that we shared from our personal lives. In the quiet...

January 13, 2004

I was a good Catholic girl.  I went to Catholic grade school, had a big Catholic wedding, and had my three children baptized into the Catholic faith.  I didn’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent, I gave my contribution every week, and I taught CCD on Wednesday nights.  And almost every Sunday, I...

January 13, 2004

My friend and sister-in-law Cary lives in a swank little town in California’s Napa Valley. One summer afternoon she is sitting with me on the back deck in our not-so-swank Maine village. We are watching my kids jump into the pond. They are loud and goofy children, and always fun to watch....

December 31, 2003

I figured that it was possible for Alpha to truly be an open forum for the exploration of faith -- inviting sincere inquiry, doubts and questions. It seemed more likely that Alpha was a not-so-stealthy evangelism program designed to lure people into the church with promises of 21st century...

December 2, 2003

When Bishop Alan Scarfe came to Anamosa, Iowa on November 23 to ordain Anne Moats Williams to the priesthood, he went to the State Penitentiary instead of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Although Williams is a long-time resident of the town and member of St. Mark's, the congregation from...

November 3, 2003

She has found her voice.  Riley is almost two years old and has already drawn some pretty amazing conclusions about what the big world is all about.  She recently talked with me about resurrection.  I’m not kidding.

Mornings in the Hutchison house are special.  They begin quite early –...

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