Hitting the nail on the head, again

Southerners speak in colloquialisms and with repeated phrases and stories, and I am ever-guilty. “Hitting the nail on the head” has been in my vocabulary for decades. I have heard this saying all my life. And I use it frequently, as documented in this weekly blog, once a year for the past four years, to be exact. The Microsoft Find feature confirms that I used the phrase in blog entries in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. And now 2019.  Does four years in a row comprise red... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Our Best Efforts

When we began this blog, now some years ago, the intent was both reflective and informative. The musical and liturgical traditions of the Episcopal Church are so rich that confess I most often probably fall into the hole of being informative and educational rather than being reflective. For a severe ESTJ on the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator test, being reflective is sometimes difficult for me. I am an organist, and I must practice, you know. I am also responsible for five parish ... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Monday, January 14, 2019

How is it with your soul?

This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, on the Epiphany, which we celebrated last Sunday and marked by the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem, Jesus was an infant or about 3 years old, depending upon which biblical scholars you follow. My old liturgical joke, in the days when we used to sing “We three kings” on the first Sunday of the Epiphany season, whether or not it was the Feast of the Baptism of Christ, was, “Well, Jesus grows up very qu... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Friday, January 11, 2019