Of Being Thankful…

To paraphrase James Finley, God may not protect us from everything, but God sustains us through everything. As the season for intentionally giving thanks is upon us, take a moment to reflect upon your year. Perhaps (most likely) you have not been protected from...

Of (one of) the Mysteries of Suffering…

During my time of morning prayer I read the following quotation from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation (Sunday, September 22, 2019) emailed through the Center for Action and Contemplation. In this meditation Fr. Rohr is reflecting on suffering. In the following...

Of the Least Important Place (or the Greatest Seat)…

Luke 7:1,7-14 “Go and sit in the least important place….”  Jesus was speaking to men gathered at a first century Palestinian dinner party.  (Due to cultural circumstances only men would have been invited as guests to the party.  If there were women present, they would...

Of Feeling Relief and Pathos…

Friends, we are fortunate that the worst of Hurricane Dorian evaded our area. We lift up prayers of gratitude to God that our homes, family, community, and church were spared from receiving any damage. In many ways, given the forecast of the previous week, it seems...

Of Waiting Out Hurricane Dorian…

Let us be in prayer for the people of the Bahamas and in particular the Abacos. May lives be preserved and people remain safe. As we continue to nervously await Dorian’s impact on our area, we pray for peace, comfort, and safety. I have found myself reading the...