Not the End of the Story

In the more than twenty years that I’ve been in the pulpit, my mom never heard one of my sermons. She said, half jokingly, that she didn’t need her kid preaching at her. Today, though, I want to share the sermon that she told with her life… to share with you the message of hope,…

Loving God Close Up

When we are intimate with God, we become the best version of our best selves. When we take that faith into the world we help each other remember who we are and to live into that.

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, &…