Greetings, Friends! This week, I almost don’t know where to begin. The news over the last few weeks documenting the crisis of immigrant families has been overwhelming – very much of a roller coaster. We’ve faced the horrendous news of young children taken from their parents’ arms and placed in cages in warehouse-like buildings or … Continue reading How Can we Know When God is Calling Us?
Greetings, Friends! Irony of ironies or incredibly appropriate?? June 20th is World Refugee Day. This year it falls right in the midst of our nation’s battle to fight our President’s attempt to deter refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants by separating the children who cross the border from their parents. I would guess that almost every … Continue reading Neighbors, Immigrants, and The Bible
Greetings, Friends! The other day I read a post on “Episcopalians on Facebook” that really got me thinking. I have tried to find the original posting with no luck but it’s my recollection that the author asked something like: “Am I a bad Christian if I don’t want to convert others?” She also defined that … Continue reading Our Discomfort With Evangelism
Greetings, Friends – Bear with me this week, please. I had a fall on Saturday (Grace is not my middle name) and have broken my thumb, bruised my chin and banged up my knee. I don’t want to miss the opportunity to share some important information yet it’s going to be a bit brief this … Continue reading “Enough” again.
Greetings, Friends! First things first… If you haven’t attended one of the Listening Session that the Search and Nomination Committee have set up for us, please – oh please – make an effort to attend. This is our opportunity to have our voices heard. From the conversations that happen at the session, the Committee will … Continue reading We Must Act to Protect Our Children
Greetings Friends! What a mixture of emotions this week!! We celebrated with Meghan and Harry delighting in Bishop Curry’s wonderful sermon – at the same time we grieved for the deaths of eight beautiful high school students and two dedicated teachers in Santa Fe, TX. And, of course, it’s Pentecost! Oh, how we need the … Continue reading For Those Who Suffer, For Those Who Serve
Greetings, Friends! Do you ever ask yourself why you are here? I don’t mean in some existential way; I mean how did you, as an individual, wind up in this country at this time with the privileges you have? More and more I find that I ask these questions. Every time there’s discussion of wars … Continue reading Fight Poverty, Not The Poor