Rector’s Blog

January 11, 2017

As soon as our daughter Preskitt began to talk, Tasha and I started teaching her to say thank you.  This past fall when we were at a wedding we were so proud to hear her saying, “Thank you” over and over without being prompted to people who were holding doors open, to waiters and waitresses…

January 4, 2017

Now that the gigantic yearly event that is Christmas is all but over, the 12th day of Christmas is actually tomorrow, I find myself wishing I had asked one question.  Because you see, now that the ‘event’ for many that is going to church on Christmas Eve is over, I wonder how long it will…

December 21, 2016

We are just a few days from Christmas now, and the excitement at our house this year is building.  I’m not sure our two year old daughter Preskitt completely gets it quite yet, but for the past couple of weeks or so she has been continually eyeing and picking up the presents under the tree,…

November 16, 2016

Tasha and I are now in the midst of teaching the art of trading to our toddler; not trading stocks on Wall Street, she’s at least 10 years or so from being able to do that.  No, I mean the art of trading something you have for something you want more.  All parents know the…

November 9, 2016

It is truly decision day in America.  Some of you might be thinking I took the whole ‘falling back’ at the end of daylight saving time to the extreme and ‘fell back’ an entire day rather than just an hour.  But I assure you, I realize this is the day after our country decided who…

October 19, 2016

Ours is a world, and perhaps even more so, a country that is divided.  We seem not only to have stopped talking to one another; we seem to have stopped even acknowledging the other who is right in front of us.  Perhaps my awareness of this is heightened because of the quickly approaching election day…

October 12, 2016

Recently Tasha and I introduced Preskitt to the fall fun of apple picking.  We all had a great time!  On our way home Tasha decided she would use the freshly picked apples to bake a couple of apple pies for our neighbors.  As she was preparing all of the ingredients, she seemed more anxious than…

October 5, 2016

Acting in community theater plays is something I did often as a child.  In fact, I remember being one of Fagan’s boys in a production of Oliver when I was only about five years old.  Once when I was still quite young a director said to me, “You need to know these lines by heart…

September 28, 2016

I realize we were not all children of the 70’s, but my guess is many of you have seen or know about the Brady Bunch episode in which Marcia gets hit in the nose with a football.  What some might not realize or remember is the storyline around that nose incident.  Before the football fiasco,…

September 21, 2016

As Tasha and I were taking our daughter Preskitt for her two-year-old check-up earlier this week, I remembered that after looking at every fish in the doctor’s office fish tank, we had to go left.  You see, at our pediatrician’s office there are waiting rooms on both sides of the entrance; the one to the…