Category Archives: Personal

personal items about Jerry

Homeless in San Francisco–Not Really

The bus left at 9:00 pm. We arrived at the bus stop at 9:15 pm. Alone in a cold dark city with only a bag (not a sleeping bag), 2 cell phones that were close to losing power and no … Continue reading

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Dean’s Award

Trinity Cathedral’s dean’s awards are given to people who have made a significant contribution to the life of the community. The awards started in 1977. Sometimes one person receives an award; sometimes more. The most I have seen for any … Continue reading

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Invite Welcome Connect

Mary Parmer began an evangelism ministry around 2007 that she came to call Invite Welcome Connect. The story of how she came to create and lead this dynamic ministry is contained in Chapter One of her book, Invite Welcome Connect. … Continue reading

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I'm Baaack!

Wow! My last post might have been in 2015 or 2016…I’m not sure. I dated it 2015 as a guess. My situation has changed. This post will reflect personal history for 2015 – 2018. I will post “things I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Reflections

I’m dating this post for January 2015 but, quite frankly, I’m not sure when I wrote it.  Let’s just say that the time gap between earlier regular postings and this post as well as  the time span after this to … Continue reading

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Way too long

Been since before Advent, before Thanksgiving since a post.  Way tooooo long.  Hope to be back on a regular basis but no promises. Spent Thanksgiving with John Riggs.  We met at Notre Dame.  John was in the liturgy track of … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic to Episcopalian: Part of the Journey

I enjoy telling this story, if for no other reason than its irony.  Warning: it is fairly lengthy. Preamble: My critical eye towards the Roman Catholic branch of the church started while in the seminary at Mt. Angel.  We were … Continue reading

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