Articles from December 13, 2011
He advised us to make time in our materialistic world to be with God, and to let the Lord speak to us through Scripture. He cautioned, “Your ability receive God’s word is determined by our willingness to do what he says.” “He will reveal His will to you if you truly seek it.”
Off we went to St. Stephen’s, Heathsville. We did not know that we were at the very onset of an amazing new and unexpected course. My interest in Anglicanism, from before seminary, was just dormant. We did not know yet, in the car that Sunday, that the Lord sets up stopovers in his own fashion, prepares unexpected inns for travelers, and has surprises and gifts in reserve, not unlike the ones we prepare for Christmas.
In 2006, the DC Government determined that a shelter for the homeless was the best use for the historic Gales School at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW. The city was concerned about not only renovating the decrepit structure but also providing services for the community. After failing to sell the facility, the District requested proposals for a long term lease. Out of three applicants, the proposal submitted by Central Union Mission (where St. Brendan’s in the City worships) was selected. Following a lengthy lease negotiation, this July, the District Council agreed to release the property from government use and to allow the Mission to lease it for 40 years with a subsequent 25-year extension available.