Come to God with Open Hands

When I was about 21 years old, I travelled to a different country on my own for the first time. I landed at the Heathrow Airport in London and hailed one of the square black cabs. The driver was an older man who had been driving a cab for many years.  He asked me a…

When We Pick Up Our Cross

Not too long ago, on a Monday morning, I logged into my work computer to find an email from my boss. It said that I was in violation of my organization’s social media policy and that I needed to remove the offending post from my LinkedIn account immediately.  The problem, the email said, was that…

In Search of Superheroes

My husband really loves superhero movies. Last week, we finally went to see Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s been out for five weeks, so i will try very hard not to spoil it for anyone. Well, it may spoil it a tiny bit. But, I won’t talk about either of the title characters. Instead, I…

Episcopal BCP Debate Alive & Well

The 79th Convention of the Episcopal Church gave birth to a flurry of resolutions, as many as 516 in all. Many proposals engendered wide agreement, while others spurred intense conversations both pro and con.  Perhaps nothing was more hotly debated than those resolutions (30 in all) brought to Committee 12 for Prayer Book, Liturgy, &…

Episcopal General Convention 79: How a Resolution Gets Passed

Every three years, representatives from every corner of the Episcopal Church around the world come together to discuss, debate, converse, and decide about many, many important things. This years 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church stretches across 12 days, including a couple of days of orientations and then ten days packed with legislative committee hearings…

Undivided: The Heart of the Gospel

When things in my life are feeling kind of stressful, instead of comfort food, I turn to comfort television. This week, my show of choice was one from the 1990s…It was on TV for about eight years. It’s called Touched by an Angel and had a bunch of great actors including Roma Downey, Della Reese,…