Category: The Episcopal Church

Grieving for Strangers

I’ll admit to enjoying a lot about being quarantined: sleeping in, pajamas all day, unstructured hours, long, lazy conversations with my family on the front porch or at the fire pit. But, in the background, I can still sense the constant bell tolling for fellow Americans fighting to breathe, suffering and dying from COVID-19. At…

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Reimagining Joy

It was the year for my organization’s Biannual Conference. The committee had put together a day filled with speakers and breakout sessions around the theme for this year: Wellness, Balance, Equity.  We were hosting it at the Intercontinental at the Wharf, a beautiful venue, on March 10.  Although it was right before the world was completely turned…

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Liturgy, Sticky to the Soul

Often times, we spend a great deal of time urging ourselves and others to attend worship and take part in a congregation of faith, but now it seems we are unable to do this.  What do we do?  Last year, I chose to “de-center” in the words of Bishop Curry and embark on a spiritual journey…

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The Dwelling Place is Here

“Lord we do not know where you’re going, how will we know the way?” Jesus has gone to make a dwelling place. How many of us would like to be in that dwelling place, rather than our own dwelling place? Maybe it’s a little bigger. Maybe there’s more yard. Maybe, just maybe, the annoying people in our…

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Finding Calm in Covid

If you are experiencing extra anxiety during these everchanging times, you aren’t alone. Covid-19 has us all struggling with more stress, uncertainty and change than usual. It has a lot of us wondering how to tend to our feelings and how to stay calm during an extremely challenging time. As we try to find various…

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Never Alone

Brother & Sister, Chris & Rachel Piemonte perform  Tori Kelly’s “Never Alone“ In my time I’ve travelled some roadsA rolling stoneNowhere feels like homeAnd I’ve seen people come, then they goLife is just a story of some highs and some lowsTell me do you believe in miracles?I’m standing here before your eyes I’ve cried many…

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