Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

Transitions in Scotland

We just returned from two weeks in Scotland. Many months ago we planned to visit the Island of Iona to participate in a week-long retreat at the historic Abbey. We then added on a brief stay in Edinburgh to taste … Continue reading

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Intercession

In the small town where I live it is not unusual to hear people say in parting “I will pray for you.” If not “you,” then it might be your family member, friend, or someone suffering in the neighborhood. I … Continue reading

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The Faure Requiem with Poetry

On October 14 our choir at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville, North Carolina, presented six movements of the beloved Requiem by Gabriel Fauré as the heart of a service of worship. Scott Taylor, our Director of Music and the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Fears

Wild wings flashing           He           Cardinal thrashes enemies, marauders of his nest, his mate, his reddened honor. Daylight wakes his vigilant defense. Each window shows the face         … Continue reading

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