Daily Office

For more than 23 years, I have been praying the Daily Office, the Episcopal Church’s Morning and Evening Prayer, and reading the Bible according to the two-year Daily Office Lectionary.

For nearly 20 years I have been an ordained deacon, serving most recently in the Diocese of Fond du Lac (Episcopal) and at St. Thomas Church in Menasha, Wisconsin.

For the last several years, I have mentored a group of adult students in Education for Ministry, a four-year program of study and theological reflection created by the School of Theology of the University of the South.

Posts on the Daily Office and that particular pattern of prayer, on soaking in the Bible and its resonant words, on theological study and reflection, will appear here.

Step 11

Posts based on reading (and re-reading) Step 11 of Alcoholics Anonymous will appear here.

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.


In my life, and in many other people’s lives, recovery means living well in the middle of struggles and joys, with both gratitude and discipline.

Whether it’s the 12 Steps of AA (what Richard Rohr calls “the coded Gospel”) or the peer-to-peer support offered by NAMI for people with mental illness, recovery practices quicken my spiritual life.

Posts about help and recovery build hope, which is my aim in everything I do.


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