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All posts by Paul Tellström

Glasses resting on Bible

Standing in the Grave of Alphonsine Plessis

Mount Hollywood Congregational Church, Los Angeles, Calif.  Readings for Ecumenical Welcoming Sunday: Job 10:1-9, Job 27:1-6 A convocation of cemetery cats perched on fallen stones in the Cimetière de Montmartre, and Jeff and I stopped to look. We had made plans to meet in Paris,

Glasses resting on Bible

Be Still

Mount Hollywood Congregational Church, Los Angeles, Calif. Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter: Psalm 46 NIV,  Luke 24:13-31 When a piece of exercise equipment called the Stairmaster was first marketed, I was incredulous. Here was this advertisement for a machine that simulated stair climbing,

Glasses resting on Bible

Uncovering Art

Mount Hollywood Congregational Church, Los Angeles, Calif.  Readings: Luke 17:21, Romans 12:3-21, Mark 4:21-29 I did some growing up in dairy farm country in upstate N.Y., in a little town which had a sign posted near the house which read “Fayetteville, population 3,656.” And then