Monday, April 26, 2021

Be what you might have been

 


Camp Welfleet

 



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Today is #MiltaryMonday! On this day of National Park Week, the National Park Service pays tribute to the the service and sacrifice of the U.S. military members and their families.

This year's #MilitaryMonday topic is Camp Wellfleet!

Cape Cod's positioning on the edge of the continent has always invited inventors, explorers, fishermen and military strategists. During the height of World War II when the nation was shaking off the shock of Pearl Harbor and London suffered under the Blitz of Nazi bombers, the U.S. government quietly leased 1,700 acres of land in a sparsely populated corner of South Wellfleet.

Dubbed Camp Wellfleet, it was a Strategic Air Command Base, firing range and even a temporary bomb target area. The 548th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion, an active-duty regular Army unit and later guardsmen and reservists trained there. Artillerists unleashed immense barrages from the bluff aiming for targets towed by small remote-controlled planes. The military declared the camp excess in 1961 and the whispering pines and dunes near the former Marconi Site became part of Cape Cod National Seashore.

If you look to the buildings on the right side of the aerial image, you can see what will eventually become Cape Cod National Seashore's park headquarters building!

#FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #MilitaryMonday

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Guest House


The Guest House


This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.

meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.


— Jellaludin Rumi

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Vocare

 


Vocare

Loving God,
You have created in me
a unique expression of Divine love.
May I know that I am blessed,
loved, and cherished, exactly as I am.
May I step into the fullness of my being.
May I learn to trust in You, in the
same way You trust in me.
May I be alert and open-hearted,
so that I may hear Your voice,
O Divine Beloved,
calling me to bring my unique gifts,
to a world in need of care and healing.
Help me to know, in closeness to You,
that which is mine to do. Amen.

(Vocare is Latin for “to call.”)

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Jesus invites us into a story

 




“Jesus invites us into a story that is bigger than ourselves, bigger than our culture, bigger even than our imaginations, and yet we get to tell that story with the scandalous particularity of our particular moment and place in time. We are storytelling creatures because we are fashioned in the image of a storytelling God. May we never neglect the gift of that. May we never lose our love for telling the tale.”

–Rachel Held Evans, Inspired, p. 164

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy Easter to all the troops

 


Happy Easter

 






Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Easter Eve

 

O God, who made this most holy night to shine with the glory of the Lord's resurrection: Stir up in your Church that Spirit of adoption which is given to us in Baptism, that we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship you in sincerity and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Good Friday

 







Good Friday


The Collect

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.