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Rebuilding

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. During this season of the Church year people make a special effort to pray, study, fast, and serve their numbers in works of mercy. Even though Lent is a penitential season, its purpose is to prepare us to celebrate the...

Ash Wednesday Order of Worship

The following Order of Worship may be used to participate in the entire Ash Wednesday Service on Facebook (@bishopjakeowensby) or just check out the brief reflection at this blog on Feb. 17 at 7:00 a.m CT or anytime later. If you like, gather a small amount of dirt...
When We Stop Hiding

When We Stop Hiding

We all hide. To one degree or another, we conceal things about ourselves from other people and obscure things about ourselves that we cannot bear to face. That’s one of the peculiar things about humans. We frequently wear masks because we think we have to. We pretend...
Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces

Some friends of mine had taken the long drive to visit the Deep South state in which they had grown up and from which they had long departed. They glided past featureless fields, abandoned and derelict farmhouses, shuttered main streets, and flat expanses of red clay...
Hypocrites Unmasked

Hypocrites Unmasked

We all hide. To one degree or another, we conceal things about ourselves from other people and obscure things about ourselves that we cannot bear to face. One of the peculiar things about humans is that we frequently wear masks. We can pretend to be someone or...