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AWAKENINGSOUL 2020

Registration is open for our 2020 AwakeningSoul gathering!  Our presenters will be Jen Bailey, Serene Jones and Brian McLaren. November 5-8 at the Lutheridge Conference Center, Asheville, NC.  Much more info and links are available at;

www.awakeningsoulpresents.org

Red Rocks, Peter Gabriel..

Wow... what an incredible adventure.  Eric Murrell, Charles Milling and I decided last June we would go to see Peter Gabriel at the Red Rocks venue outside Denver, CO.  PG was doing a 30 day tour of the US...with the…

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Times Like These video

Here's an acoustic, live version of 'Times Like These' which seems to get more and more appropriate with each news cycle...<embed src="http://wizard.franmckendree.com/publicfiles/Times_Like_These.mov" autostart="false" /

Early morning visitor

This cute little guy came for breakfast this morning... it was the first morning this fall that we've dipped below freezing, and I think he was looking for a sunny spot.

about an hour later... ahhhh... much better!

Stowaway!

Sometimes it's tough heading out on the road, especially when we're in the midst of a beautiful October here in the mountains of NC.  Our cat, Inky, however, was ready for a little adventure this past week as I packed…

Holy Cross Monastery

Had a really wonderful 4 days helping out with a retreat for youth workers, with my friend and colleague Jenifer Gamber, and about 14 other great folks.  This has become an annual event at this beautiful and contemplative Benedictine house…

Diocese of Niagra, Canada

My wife, Diana, and I led a retreat for clergy and licensed lay workers for the Diocese of Niagra in early May.  It was held at the Mount Carmel Retreat Center, in Niagra Falls, Canada.  What a great few days…

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Benefit Concert, Birmingham, AL

I joined the 5 O'Clock Band in a benefit concert at St.Luke's in Birmingham Saturday night. The purpose was to raise funds for a trail to be cut at Camp McDowell in memory of the late Rev. Deb Braden, and…

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Birmingham, AL and Diana's surgery

My wife, Diana, had back surgery this past Thursday.  All went flawlessly, and she's recovering well, 'tho it will take about 6 weeks before she begins to feel the full benefit. We give thanks for the skill of the surgeon…

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Read the Spirit article!

www.readthespirit  has a story this week about a retreat I led a couple weeks back for youth leaders in the diocese of SW VA.  Please visit; http://www.readthespirit.com/explore/2011/3/1/lets-go-fly-a-kite-astonished-by-clarity-beauty.html

This site is always a great source of a wonderful variety of information…

AL, VA, TN, Winter/Spring and kites in the wind

Just back from a long but wonderful stretch on the road.  Had great visits to Camp McDowell for the annual Curlsillo Ultreya, then up to Loookout Mtn, TN, down to Montgomery, then Selma, AL, back up to Signal Mtn, TN…

A New Ancient Harmony

Over the past few months, Ann Holtz, Brian Prior and I have been putting together the pieces for what we believe will be a very special Advent retreat, December 4-8, 2011 at Lutheridge Conference Center.

Back in December of 2008…