Valarie Koer is a Sikh faith leader, a seasoned civil rights activist, the daughter of Sikh farmers, and a celebrated prophetic voice. In 2016 she was invited by William Barber II to speak at Metropolitan AME church, a historic black church in Washington D.C. Here is what she said, The future is dark. But whatContinue reading “The Call of the Midwife Breathe. Listen. Push”
I can’t tell you how elated I was to find that our lectionary text today is part of the Hagar Narrative. The story of Hagar is very dear to my heart. In fact, I devote 3 years and 100 pages to theologically ground my Doctor of Ministry project in Hagar’s story. I was drawn toContinue reading “Beyonce & Hagar: Listen”
In the past three months, we have been reminded of the power of the breath. The novel coronavirus is experienced differently in each body, but in severe cases, it is an assault on the breath. Coughing, congestion, tightness in the chest, the body not receiving oxygen even when the breath isn’t labored, pictures of peopleContinue reading “The Power of the Breath”
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LC64ZXUPeUMN51cp1DId3XJqhMxa9l6i/view?usp=sharing The link above will take you to the video of the meditation below. Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? The Queen asks to the magic mirror in the timeless story of Snow White. Time after time, she sees her face in the mirror and is told that sheContinue reading “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”
Reflecting on the Pause in our yoga practice.
A 35 minute Guided Meditation with Music sung by Chad Mattingly. Reflection on how the suffering of Jesus on the cross teaches us how to embrace our suffering as an invitation to solidarity and compassion.
Here is a 40 min meditation and yoga practice.
As I thought about Lent, I realized that my idea of a Lenten practice has changed. For me, Lent is a time to practice embodying more of the qualities of Jesus. First, I believe that Jesus came to show that we have never been separated from God, that God loves us, and that nothing canContinue reading “A Fresh Approach to a Lenten Practice”