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Michael Barham
San Mateo, California
Christian, priest, pilgrim.
Interests: Jesus, Pilgrimage, lingering, retreat, writing letters, Japanese language, and yummy food from just about anywhere, reading.
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All Y'all Beloved: Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia! As a child, I recall one Easter morning when my brother and I awoke and rushed to see whether the Easter bunny had visited our home. Turns out that the Easter bunny had a hole in its... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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What ways have you found to "break bead" during this pandemic? What invitations are you eager to extend, once we are able to gather safely with friends and family again? What invitations are you hoping will come your way? God is inviting us to a feast, offered to "sustain our lives and make our hearts glad." Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2021 at Holy Lingering
All Y'all Beloved, Monday, I learned from a friend... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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Who are some of the pilgrim companions in your life? How have they blessed you? How are you blessing them? Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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What stories and places and people are you lingering with these days? How are you practicing love for the relationships you inhabit, and who inhabit you? What relationships are your forging with place, time, people, and story; and how is it shaping your spirit? Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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Holy Lingering, Noticing, Attention, Gratitude, Grace, Episcopal, Pilgrimage, Lingering, Beauty, Sabbath. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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In spite of the sacrifices, losses, and griefs of the pandemic as you have experienced them (and not minimizing them in any way), what has given you moments of gratitude, hope, or a deeper appreciation for life? How have you experienced remembrance or hope that expanded your sense of God's presence, accompanying you in this time? Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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What are some of the the practices you have developed during this pandemic that you want to carry forward? What has this pandemic taught you about gratitude, and about yourself? Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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What is something that has caught your eye recently, and provoked a sense of joy and wonder in all God's works? Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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Are you listening? What or who are you listening to? What are you listening for? What are you hearing? Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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Back at it. Lingering, paying attention, gratitude, and the pilgrimage of Lent. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at Holy Lingering
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(photo I took at the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, PA, stations of the cross - Jesus on the cross, Friday, September 6, 2013, edited with pixlromatic app) For the past month, I've been doing some lingering - not standing still, but trying to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at Holy Lingering
It's been too long since I blogged! Not enough lingering, too much doing/busy-ing/tasking... I need to sit still, breath, and enjoy the beauty of the recently returned trade winds, the warmth of the sun, the and kindliness of people. Maybe if I do, I'll have some thoughts worth sharing here.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Holy Lingering
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A thought in progress... or working it out as I write.... Today is Christmas day and as much as I protest the gluttony of consumerism that has been misappropriated to this holy day, I totally pigged out on an absolutely delightful brunch buffet (I certainly got my money's worth!) at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2010 at Holy Lingering
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Trying to learn to spend time not spending time, but being. Today is the second Sunday of Advent, and John-the-Baptist gives us a grizzly eschatalogical Jesus - axe in one hand, winnowing fork in the other. Jesus comes to cute us down to root, to shuck us of our scaly,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at Holy Lingering
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In the last Harry Potter book, book VII, Harry breaks into a vault in Gringot's Bank, where he is looking for one of the horcruxes. There is an enchantment on the items stored in the vault, so that when they are touched, they multiply like the brooms in Fantasia. Locked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Holy Lingering
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I can't stand taking phone calls when I am talking to people. And usually, unless it's work related and I know the number means I need to answer, I try to avoid doing so. But, I fall into the trap all too often... especially with texting. Same when eating. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Holy Lingering
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I'm kinda over the peaceful image of Native Americans and 'Pilgrims' (how I dislike the term pilgrim to describe early immigrants, but. . . .) - though perhaps as a vision of future reconciliation? Anyway, I still get a chuckle out of the cuteness of crafts made by children in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Holy Lingering
Michael Barham is now following Abchan622
Nov 21, 2010
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Jesus is proclaimed Christ the King - my pilgrimage wonderings lead me to reflect on the carnal and spiritual joys, with great thanksgiving to God for beauty of creation. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at Holy Lingering
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While in New Zealand for a retreat last September, on my way to Torbay, where Vaughan Park Retreat Centre is located, I stppoed in Devonport for coffee and at the pastry-shop, there was an advertisement on the glass door. I noticed it because it was for a group about which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2010 at Holy Lingering
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The cross is a sign of God's love, a symbol of the emptiness people feel in their lives, and the joy of the emptiness of the tomb, an emptiness that fills us with love. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Holy Lingering
Michael Barham is now following Wbiggins2
Nov 18, 2010
Michael Barham is now following waysidepulpit
Nov 18, 2010
Michael Barham is now following Kirk Lawrence
Nov 18, 2010