A Prayer from Long Ago By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking For the past two weeks I feel as if I have been steeped in prayer. On Sunday, September 18 I began the Upper Room Five Day Academy at St. John xxiii Retreat Center in Charleston, WV. This Five Day Academy was the second one in … Continue reading A Prayer from Long Ago
The article for next week includes thoughts from my summer prayer discipline–knitting wash clothes for the homeless. Continue reading Thoughts at Summers’ End
My article for today’s paper is a reflection of a quote from Thomas Merton. Continue reading What Do They Need?
My article for Monday is a reflection on the Olympics and how the Games can bring out the best in us. Continue reading The Best of Us
St. Meinrad’s Monastery, Indiana, site of 36 hour retreat on the ancient “Jesus Prayer.” On Mercy By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking It might have been sometime last fall when I came to the realization that I was thinking about “mercy.” It was during the time when Germany was receiving the greatest influx of Syrian refugees. … Continue reading On Mercy
I find myself thinking about lavender as I sit down to write this article today. I confess that this past week has been a difficult week for my soul. The Parish House/Crosslines has been closed, as we do each year the week of the 4th of July and I had planned to spend the week … Continue reading Lavender Peace and Prayer
A Season of Pilgrimages By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking I am not the same as I was last year this time. I have reached a time in my life when the youngest of our children will soon leave home and join his brother and sister as they find their places in this world, discovering what … Continue reading A Season Of Pilgrimages
Through Deep Waters By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking As I write this today, I am in Nebraska visiting my brother Richard and his family. This visit is long overdue. We see each other about once a year or so and it is unfortunate, but I have never ventured out to see him in the Midwest. … Continue reading Through Deep Waters
The Stack is Growing By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking Several weeks ago, I wrote about homelessness, a topic that I come back to over and over again. Over the years, the issue of homelessness, no matter how it occurs, has been an important issue for me to think about, preach about, write about, and most … Continue reading The Stack is Growing!
Every Time I Feel the Spirit By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking Music is a powerful gift in our lives. It offers us a way to express ourselves. It brings us together, often around a cause or a celebration. It is calming to us or cheering to us. It encourages us or sets a mood for … Continue reading Every Time I Feel the Spirit