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The Reverend Dr. Seth E. Weeldreyer’s Blog

Invitation to Enjoy

This is what I miss most of our life together pre-pandemic. I am every bit as busy (or more!) than I ever was, but those moments of silliness, of shared laughter, of small talk, of shared pieces of life are harder to come by.

Daily Prayers

In these days, when typical routines which structure our day seem to blur or disappear, we might begin to feel disoriented – in heart and mind, if not actual time. Throughout our Christian heritage, people have tried to frame each day with practices of prayer—like portals into the next stage of our 24-hour journey—seeking to remain every oriented by Holy Love within and among us. What follows is a sort of simple rhythm in the spirit of Benedictine practice. Of course, if we find them useful, we can personalize these prayers in whatever space or precise moment we pause and open to God’s presence..

..So that you will be a blessing

One of the first expressions of covenant promise in scripture comes when God calls Abraham and Sarah to set off on the journey to a foreign land, where they will settle and begin new life. God charges and promises: “Go from your country and your kindred and your family plot to the land that I…