What is Holiness?

August 10, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, The theme at Camp Horstick this week is holiness. What is holiness? The words holy and sacred are connected and mean “set apart.” Thus a church altar made of wood is made holy because it has a special use that is connected…

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Children and Church Camp

August 3, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Family traditions are important. They create times of bonding, memories, and often laughter. One tradition I had with my children took place sometime during the week before Church camp. My three children and I were to go to the store “for bug…

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The Importance of Pastoral Care

July 27, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Last Monday I climbed a six foot ladder to remove Spanish moss from an orange tree. The ladder could not support my weight. A leg of the aluminum ladder bent and down I crashed. I landed on thick and soft grass, but…

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A Know Nothing

July 20, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, At this writing Donald Trump leads the field of Republican Party candidates for president. Trump has never held elective office. He has never served in government. He has never served in the military. He is rich and considers himself a successful businessman.…

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A Tale of Two Cars

July 13, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, After a month of sitting in the garage, my wife’s car would not start. I needed to replace the battery. She has a 2013 Ford Escape. I also have a 2011 Ford Escape. The only thing the two vehicles have in common…

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Let Me Introduce You to Presiding Bishop Elect Michael Curry

July 6, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, The great event of General Convention was the election of Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina as the next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. He makes no apology for his love of Jesus. While many Episcopalians love Jesus and dedicate their…

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