A Prayer from Long Ago

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

On Mercy

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

A Season Of Pilgrimages

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

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