Monday, January 1, 2018
Car Dealer rep: What kind of condition would you say your car is in?
Dealer Rep: Laughs Well, let's see what the appraiser thinks.
Appraiser enters the room. Pats me sympathetically on the shoulder and says..
Appraiser: I think it's time to let it rest.
This is the way I am feeling about this blog. I do not believe its condition is terrible but a blog does require energy to maintain that I do not seem to have at present.. When I began the blog, St. James-Santee did not have a functional website or an e-newsletter and we now have both. We will keep it online but won't be updating it. If you have read it regularly, thanks! Perhaps, we will revive it in the future. Perhaps a Church member will be inspired to pick it up. Who knows? Until then...
Thanks again for visiting and feel free to poke around the remaining content!
Yrs in Christ,
Monday, October 9, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ
Opening Prayer: As my mind is bent to tell of bodies changed into new forms, my God, who wrought these very changes, breathe on these my understandings, and bring down my thoughts in unbroken strains from the world’s first beginning even unto the present time. May these be the words to say, may they be what need be heard. Amen
Homily – The Transfiguration
Closing Prayer: God, grant us the audience of Transfiguration through the pages of Scripture, in the kindness of another’s face, from the awakening earth. Where there was bare ground, life emerges heavenward. The tree, skeletal and dormant yesterday, is irrepressible today. Let us not accumulate these springs as ever-increasing anniversaries, rather let us embrace this life as a countdown to a Promise when the ultimate metamorphosis be ours. Until that moment, may we be an audience pleasing to you, rehearsing our part until we hear that Voice. Amen.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Albert McTeer (September 23, 1920-June 25, 1943)
Hemust have wondered, like so many young men over so many years, what he was doing there and how in the world he would survive. But, survive my long ago cousin did not. At that battle (Seven Pines), the Union troops noted 790 fatalities and the Confederates, 980. Those numbers, though, pale again the total loss of nearly 690,000 lives in direct war fatalities in the American Civil War.
 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. (Luke 14.28-32)
 Clarkson-Crawford Family Papers. Letter from AC Fraser to MRC Clarkson, dated May 23, 1862.
Monday, May 18, 2015
O God, whose dearly beloved Son was, by thy mighty power, exalted that he might prepare a place in thy kingdom of glory for them that love thee: So lead and uphold us, O merciful Lord, that we may both follow the holy steps of his life here upon earth, and may enter with him hereafter into thy everlasting rest; that where he is, we may also be; through the merits of the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
And from Dali...