Author Archives: Victor Mansfield

About Victor Mansfield

I'm mid-fifties, left-handed, right-brained, father of two, on a journey of surrender. Also, I'm an Episcopal priest, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC.

It’s been a while, I know.  this is a sermon possibility for Sunday, 24 June 2012.  For Liturgical wonks, that’s Proper 7 – Year B.  Jesus calms the storm, and the disciples get their britches wet. Job 38:1-11      Psalm … Continue reading

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Thanks & Thoughts

This is my latest article for the parish newsletter: My sabbatical was a wild and wonderful adventure into silence, experiencing a different culture, and the beginning of moving into a different space, inwardly and outwardly. I am very grateful to … Continue reading

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Ongoing Going On

God never “finishes.”  God only continues.  The Providence of God is that God keeps, continues, remains, moves ahead, grows, fills.  God is always working in our lives, our community of faith, and our hearts. And, though my sabbatical is “finished”, … Continue reading

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Easter

Holy Week has been its usual, arduous trek.  I shouldn’t whine, it was considerably harder for Jesus!  Connecting to that First Century World it very difficult, at least, impossible at most. Understanding and taking in all the events, what meaning they … Continue reading

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“Joyful obedience?” . . . . Oh, please

I want to be happy.  And I have interpreted that to be happy means others are happy with me.  It’s been an external. What do I want?  Whatever you want me to want. “Happiness” is a slippery word.  We all … Continue reading

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Adjusting

Home.  Back in the (physical) spaces I left.  But my interior ‘space’ has shifted.  Now, of course, there are many things trying to jerk my back to the way-things-were.  Such is life.  It’s not an evil or abnormal thing – … Continue reading

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home again, home again, jiggety jog

I’m back home safely.  And with much to ponder.  But today, I’m tired! Thanks for support, prayers, and comments.  There will be some more reflections to come. After some rest.

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