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,…

Learning Sabbath Lessons

I have a favorite sweatshirt that I often wear. It’s a black hoodie and on the front is printed: Deacon, because full-time multitasking ninja is not a real title. My twitter profile describes me in this way: High-tech supply chain journalist, deacon, and mother…almost never in that order. And I will confess to you, my…

God Helps Us Grow

Last week, my family drove to Southern California down Highway 5.  It’s a long drive, about seven hours. So I spent a lot of time looking out the window.  A lot of that land is agricultural land… and we saw farms that grew almonds, avocados, kiwis, olives, and all sorts of things. Several times, I…

The Mystery of Easter

Where joy and courage come together we will be able to share the Good News of Easter.

The Most Well-Known Verse

In the Episcopal Church, there hasn’t traditionally been a huge focus on memorizing versus of scripture. And yet, there are a few verses of scripture that are so well known that we recognize when someone says the chapter and verse. I checked some sources, and John 3:16 came in fourth on the list the most…

Let Women Be Heard: A Meditation on a Meal

Take a long slow, deep breath in…Hold it for a moment, and then slowly exhale. Take another long slow, deep breath in…Hold it, and then exhale. Empty your lungs completely with your out-breath. Take a third deep breath in. Take your time. Hold it for a moment, and then let it go. Relax. Close your…