Category Archives: Personal

On Fixing the Church

There are obviously problems with the church. Whether it is Protestant or Catholic, Evangelical Protestant or Mainline Protestant, the retention rate of youth is something like 15 – 17%. Catholic worry that their losses are going to Protestant churches, particularly … Continue reading

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Loving Your Enemies in Peace

I have been concerned for some time about the level of emotional discourse in political discussion and the lack of respectful, rational interaction. This happens within the Church, especially in various blogs, within discussions of news items, and especially within … Continue reading

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DAVIDS’ ADVENT LETTER 2019

A new year approaches with a coming new decade. The Davids have so many new things in our lives that we can scarcely keep up with ourselves. First, we have a new address:          5499 East State Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX … Continue reading

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Davids 2018 Advent Update

Fr. Peter and Judy Davids’ 2018 Advent Update     As we live in the Advent tension between the awaitedcelebration of the incarnation of our Lord and the awaited revelation of hisrule, we thought we would sum up our year … Continue reading

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The Elder Thaddeus Meets Edwin Friedman: What do they have to say to the latest clergy sexual abuse revelations?

We live in anxious times with all types of black and white thinking, herding, and other anxious behavior described by Rabbi Edwin Friedman in Failure of Nervein 1996 (he was writing on it when he died ini 1996, for the … Continue reading

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Advent Greetings 2016

  Dear friends and family, Advent has rolled around again with that combination of reliving the birth of the Incarnate Word from Mary and expecting his return as universal Lord, before whom all rulers will bow to receive their judgment. … Continue reading

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Davids Advent/Christmas Greetings 2015

Advent                  2015 Dear friends and family, As we in this Advent season anticipate the coming of Jesus (both reliving the anticipation of his birth and looking expectantly towards his return), we greet you after an eventful year.

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On Becoming a Catholic Priest

While it was a big step for me, emotionally as well as ministerially, in some ways it should not have been that big a deal for my evangelical friends. I had been an Episcopal priest for 34 years and no … Continue reading

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Davids Christmas and New Years Greetings

   2013 Christmas and New Year’s Greetings from Peter and Judy Davids in Stafford, TX. After spending many Christmases in Canada with our family, we have chosen to stay at home in Texas this year. Christmas 2012 was spent in Calgary, AB with … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – the Mixed Bag

I have mixed thoughts about Memorial Day. First, it is often forgotten that it is about dead soldiers, not living ones. We have Veterans Day for the living ones, and Memorial Day for the ones who died in battle or … Continue reading

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