Living in Paterson

One of my favorite recent films is Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson (2016). It is wise, funny, and spellbinding. This could sound surprising if you start reading a description of the plot. Each morning, a bus driver wakes up early. He eats …

Harvest Sunday

As the fall season approaches, I find myself taken back to the time I spent living in Honduras. I’ve been thinking about the church I attended there, Espíritu Santo, and one Sunday when I showed up completely unprepared. Unbeknownst to …

The Veterans Association of North County Resource Center

The Veterans Association of North County Resource Center is the inspiration of veteran Chuck Atkinson. As a Past Commander of the American Legion Post #146, his dream, initially, was to locate a place where his American Legion Post could meet …

Peaceful, Behind-the-Scenes, Quiet, Unnoticed, Close to God

These are some of the words and phrases I have heard members of the St. Michael’s Altar Guild use to describe this ministry.

Members of the Altar Guild are scheduled in pairs and work together to care for our church …

Why We Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Michael

In our baptismal vows we make what can feel like an impossible promise. John H. Westerhoff in Living Faithfully as Prayer Book People posits, “Our first act is to renounce evil, that is, to acknowledge evil’s influence on our lives …