I Can See Clearly Now

“I can see clearly now… I can see all obstacles in my way…” I heard this song on the radio not too many days ago. Johnny Nash “Gonna be a bright (bright) sunshiny day!” It certainly didn’t describe my feelings, my mood, at the time – I had been thinking about the...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

Proper 9B’24 7 July 2024 II Cor.12.2-10; Mk.6.1-13 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church North little Rock, Arkansas The Rev. Carey Stone <+> “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble…Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you…Humble yourselves before the...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

Proper 8’24 30 June 2024 Wisdom 1.13-15;2.23-24 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church North Little Rock, Arkansas The Rev. Carey Stone <+> “Seek the LORD while the Lord may be found, call upon God while God is near, let the wicked abandon their own unrighteous ways...

Do You Not Care That We Are Perishing?

Recently I read the following in a book review in the Wall Street Journal. The book is November 1942 by Peter Englund and the reviewer Karin Altenbery [Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2023] What was the world like the month I was born? My dad stationed in England as...

Little Big Things

Proper6B’24 “Little Big Things” 16 June 2024 Mark 4.26-34 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church North Little Rock, Arkansas The Rev. Carey Stone <+> Almighty God, Maker and Grower of seed: Grant us grace to generously sow your seeds of love that the Son of Righteousness...

The Bible: A Handheld Library

Proper 5B’24 9 June 2024 Genesis 3.8-15 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church North Little Rock, Arkansas The Rev. Carey Stone <+> “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” Amen. – The Jesus Prayer, Desert Monastics, 4th Century One of the first things I...