Wednesday, February 29, 2012


What the water wants is hurricanes......

Whenever I listen to that line I'm taken back. When I think of a hurricane I think of a powerful source of devastation and destruction. I never could imagine it being desired by anyone or anything.

I guess within the line it reminds that my perspective is just one small idea in the scope of 7 billion people.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Casimir Pulaski Day"

Just a four days ago Sara threw a baby shower for a parishioner of a non-profit we support.

They laughed, they played games, they rejoiced, they smiled.

Two days ago the parishioner lost her baby.

We cried. We mourn. We pray.

I don't pretend to fully understand the theological implications of death or bad things happening to good people.

But I do understand the need for comfort. For strength. For healing. For mercy. For grace.

Friday, February 17, 2012

2011 soundtrack

1. The Vespers - "Will You Love Me?"

2. David Crowder Band - "The Transfiguration"

3. Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math"

4. Saves the Day - "Undress Me"

5. Civil Wars - "I've Got This Friend"

6. Martha Ann Motel - "Where Are You Now?"

[Flash 9 is required to listen to audio.]

7. Ingrid Michael - "You and I"

8. The Beatles - "All You Need is Love"

9. Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros - "Home"

10. Gray Young - "Unbound"