I missed a meeting last week. Completely forgot, even though it was on my calendar, which I’d checked an hour before. Just didn’t show up to the Zoom room where people expected me, and didn’t even realize it for another couple hours. Some of it was an unexpected phone call from someone in distress, butContinue reading “Grace Here”
No matter the duration of intense destruction, a disaster doesn’t end when the trembling bedrock or raging storm is over, nor when we’re told it’s ok to return home, nor when the body of our comrade is buried, nor when a vaccine arrives. The disorientation, the loss and attempts to rebuild, the crisis of trustContinue reading “Regrouping while still in the wilderness (Part 2)”
Dear friends and neighbors, As the ice and snow and chill of winter come on this week, the air has a different smell to it. The colors of leaves and grasses stand out against the snow that falls, and melts, and falls again. I invite you to pause, and look around, and take a momentContinue reading “Working together for healing and life”
Dear kindred in Christ, We’ve been living through so many disasters the past few years. Devastating fires, flooding, droughts, freezes like we haven’t seen before. Another Black person murdered, on tape,. Another, another. Another. And we shudder, we have seen this before A world-wide pandemic and over 5 million people dead as we enter aContinue reading “Regrouping while still in the wilderness (Part 1)”
Jesus says: Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. (Matthew 5:42) Think back this past week or month- when you had cash in your pocket (which is a rarer practice these days for many people) and someone asked for help, orContinue reading ““Give to the one who asks””
Giving. It’s spiritual. It’s also material, touchable, in the daily ways we do it (or don’t do it). And it can be awkward to talk about. This October, we’ll be reflecting on our habits, practices, and attitudes surrounding the spiritual discipline of giving on Sundays during worship and with periodic reflections during the weeks. SoContinue reading “Giving: Reflecting Together on this Spiritual Discipline”
For me, it’s in the morning – after my walk, after breakfast, and the sun isn’t fully risen. The world around is still fairly quiet, and my day, with its encounters and calls, demands and distractions and delights, the stuff of life and ministry and community, has yet to fully consume my thoughts. I findContinue reading “Praying the Psalms Together this September”
In August our community celebrates our founding as a multi-cultural, peace and justice and Kingdom-oriented community of seekers growing into beloved friends in Christ. In honor of 37 years of ministry together, here is a poem, a song of the Holy Spirit. Enjoy! When we pick up the Bible,we meet God’s Spirit before any other,She’sContinue reading “Song of the Holy Spirit”
Psalm 23:1 may be very familiar. What does the translation of your heart bring out in the meaning?
In this moment, where are you? How are you doing? Let’s sit together for evening prayer.