March 21, 2019

Some weeks in the life of the church are ones that, if ever I’m feeling down, restore my faith in the church, in the Spirit of God moving through an imperfect-yet-hopeful people who practice bold love of God and neighbor and boundless compassion for all people. This...

March 17, 2019

A note from Emily: In place of my usual post this week, I share with you the family reflections I offered at my Grandmother Mary’s funeral yesterday. Mary died peacefully at the ripe age of 97 and a half this week, and her service was filled with the love she shared...

March 7, 2019

I shared with the gathered community last night in our Ash Wednesday service that the season of Lent feels to me a bit like the restoration of our building that has just begun. You’ve read the update this week, I’m sure, and seen the stunning pictures inaccessible to...

February 28, 2019

Spring is coming… I see it in the daffodils down the street, sprouting thick green stalks and peeks of yellow buds. I see it in the sunlight that finally, finally is cutting through the gray winter’s sky and softening, drying, warming, loosening all the remaining...

February 21, 2019

I’m only a chapter in, but am immediately resonating with the content and challenge presented in a new book I just started reading called The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul. Author Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is a leading researcher in the field of trauma...

February 14, 2019

Most mornings as I drive Liam to school and myself to work, we listen to the radio. Sometimes he’s requesting a favorite song or movie soundtrack; other times he acquiesces to my desire to catch several minutes of news as the day begins. He did so this morning, and we...

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