A Safer Space: Praying the Psalms (Part 2)

When I was a little girl, my parents travelled a lot.  I had a great babysitter who I still fondly remember.  My dad not only traveled with my mom for fun, but he was also traveling for work.  When he would return home, I think he expected to be greeted at the door with excitement,Continue reading “A Safer Space: Praying the Psalms (Part 2)”

A Safer Space: Praying the Psalms (Part 1)

My day begins when my alarm goes off at 3:09 am.  I quickly throw on clothes, make the drive to Saint Benedicts Monastery and I am in my seat by 3:29am.  She writes, “The monks in white robes have gathered silently on benches in the very back of the church. As the hall clock soundsContinue reading “A Safer Space: Praying the Psalms (Part 1)”

The Golden Rule

The first week of every February is World InterFaith Harmony week.  In 2010, King Abdullah II of Jordan presented the idea of celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week to the United Nations General Assembly.  He said, “In his speech King Abdulla said, “It is [also] essential to resist forces of division that spread misunderstanding and mistrustContinue reading “The Golden Rule”

Don’t just end up somewhere. Be Intentional about your next right and loving step.

On December 4, 1955, a one-day boycott of the city lines in Montgomery was planned. A group of  leaders began calling around to find local pastors who were willing to participate in the negotiations with city officials that they hoped would happen the following day. One of the calls made was to a pastor namedContinue reading “Don’t just end up somewhere. Be Intentional about your next right and loving step.”

Christmas is over. Baby Jesus is gone. Now what?

My niece, Natalie, just started driving. On December 18th, she had her 16th birthday party and on Monday morning, December 18th, she woke her mom, my sister, excited and ready to take her driving test.  Friends, she passed her drivers test by only a few points and then she drove her mom home. Then, weContinue reading “Christmas is over. Baby Jesus is gone. Now what?”

2022 Call to Fast & Pray

There was a period of time in my life when I wondered if I was following God.  I had transitioned out of working in the church and began working with people who identified themselves from a wide variety of religious or nonreligious backgrounds. This was a very difficult transition for me because I loved theContinue reading “2022 Call to Fast & Pray”