I’m back from 2 weeks of vacation, and incredibly thankful for the gift of unplugging and stepping away from work. Mostly I was at home just relaxing, but I also got away for a 3-night silent retreat at Trinity Center. I did so much thinking and reflecting during my time away. One of the things … Continue reading Making Time for Sabbath
The growing glooms reminds me of the futility of fighting things I can not change. I will take some time to set down those things that are not mine, in order to expend my resources better. I invite you to join me.
A Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world needs Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility.
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Our liturgy changes season to season. This fall, our liturgy reminds us of the bigness of God.
This has been a long week for my household. We had some bumps and rough patches along the way getting both kids started at school, our puppy neutered, and our AC failing again. So it was a lovely blessing to attend a (virtual) Bar Mitzvah on Friday. I was heartened to see how the synagogue … Continue reading Taking Scripture with you
School starts this week for DPS. Some have already started school, and others have a bit more time before they go back. Teacher, Students, Administrators and Families: I see you . I hear you. I am praying for you. Going back to school is always a heady mix of anticipation, joy, fear and too many … Continue reading Blessing Students, Teachers, Families and Administrators
On Thursday, we had our first trial in-person event, the Graduate Blessing. As we gathered, I invited them to join in an adapted version of a Lovingkindness meditation. This comes originally from Buddhist practice, but can easily be edited for a Christian setting. We first begin with prayer for ourselves, then move to those … Continue reading Lovingkindness Prayer
One of the neat things about this strange time is that we all have the opportunity to “go to church” in many different places. Different congregations are doing things differently, and from time to time I get questions about the different ways of doing church online. Here’s an overview of the main ways worship happens … Continue reading The Work of the People
I have been a leader since I was a kid. I was the youth representative on a number of boards as a high school student, and was put in charge of a diocesan program at age 18. Throughout my life, I’ve always been seen as strong and independent. Which often worked just fine for me. … Continue reading Being Strong, Needing Help