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Spiritual Writing

Posted by Ann, July 11, 2013

I am getting on a plane in a few hours to attend a workshop on spiritual writing. The workshop is called Deepening Words. Twelve of us were accepted after submitting 3500 words of writing. Some of you know I have long desired to write the book of my story from Hollywood to priesthood and haven’t been sure how to get started. Or maybe even how to claim it. Or frame it. I have always been a writer of sorts.

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George's Church

Posted by Heather, July 3, 2013

Last week was Vacation Bible School at Christ Church. It was a fantastic week with 100 kids and over 70 youth and adult volunteers to make the week work well for safety as well as learning about God’s love for everyone. Each day at VBS began and ended with worship in the historic church, requiring some preparation and clean up. As the worship director for the VBS, I spent A LOT of time in the church last week and so I also had the chance to give a number of impromptu tours of the church.

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OLR 2013 / Day 4 / Why We Do This

Posted by Development , June 23, 2013

By Kris Amundson          It took nearly 3 hours to drive the roughly 200 kilometers from San Pedro Sula to La Ceiba. But although Yosleni (12th grade) and Emy (8th grade) and their mother Mrs. Lopez (not her real name) had traveled a much shorter distance, they had spent almost as long in transit. 

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OLR 2013 / Day 3 / Graduation Day

Posted by Development , June 22, 2013

By Kris Amundson          Graduations are always festive affairs. Here in Honduras, they are a combination of a prom and an academic ceremony. Girls wear long, glamorous (VERY glamorous) dresses. Many of the spectators also come in formal clothing.

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OLR 2013 / Day 2 / Family Time

Posted by Development , June 21, 2013

By Kris Amundson          You don´t have to spend much time in Honduras to realize how critically important family is. But most of the girls we support have no family. Because of parental illness, abuse, or the effects of abject poverty, they have little or no contact with their biological family.

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OLR 2013 / Day 1 / Reconnecting & Recollecting

Posted by Development , June 20, 2013

By Kris Amundson          The first day that Anne Reed and I are back in Honduras is always a time for reconnection and recollection. Since we took part in mission trips with Christ Church from the early 1990s, we have between us made about 40 trips to this small Central American country. But even though the place is starting to feel like home, we always have some adjustment.

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Here She Comes!

Posted by Jason, June 19, 2013

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Legacies

Posted by Ann, June 12, 2013

Next weekend, my husband, Jeff, and I will fly to Maine for a family celebration of my Uncle Stuart’s 100th birthday. He is the second of my dad’s brothers to reach the century mark. We celebrated my Uncle Hazard’s 100th birthday three summers ago in New York City. Hazard died about six months later. He had trouble seeing, but he was still spending a few hours in his office on Wall St. every day until two weeks before he died.

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Life in the Churchyard

Posted by Pierce, June 7, 2013

Next to the National Cathedral, I believe Christ Church Alexandria may be the most photographed church in the country. During tourist season, we can have as many as 2,000 people move in and out of the church in a week. As I come and go, there isn’t a time when I don’t see someone holding a camera in the direction of our sanctuary.

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Take a Pause

Posted by Heather, June 5, 2013

We’ve had a dog, Midnight, for nearly a year now. While I can’t say that I always enjoy taking her for a walk, lately it has been a delight. For me, these dog walks are a chance to just be and to pay attention. We walk the same path most of the time. I don’t listen to music and I try to not talk on the phone. Earlier this week I saw my first lightning bug (firefly) of the season – exclaiming “Oooh, a lightning bug!” out loud for no one except Midnight to hear. There are small moments of seeing God’s love and wonder in creation on those walks, as long as I remember to pause and be present where I am.

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