Greetings, Friends! When you are reading this, I will be on a train returning from a visit with my East Coast family to celebrate my granddaughter Juniper’s 5th birthday! Since I will have been away, I during my usual “blog writing time” I am “borrowing” a well-written, thorough summary of GC79 prepared by the Episcopal … Continue reading A General Convention Wrap Up
Greetings, Friends! I was wondering how I was going to get a blog written this week since it is Birthday Week in my family! My birthday is Tuesday, my granddaughter Catherine will be 10 on Wednesday and my granddaughter Juniper will be 5 on Thursday! And, joy abounds – I will be able to visit … Continue reading Dynamic Risk in Our Waters
Greetings, Friends!! I’d like to begin with a call for prayers for our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. For those of you may not have heard yet, on Wednesday afternoon, we learned that Bishop Curry will be having surgery this Tuesday, July 31st, to address his diagnosis of prostate cancer: Dear Friends in Christ, A few … Continue reading The Seven Practices For Faithful Living
Greetings, Friends! I guess, since I am home from Austin, I have to lose the “Y’all” in my greetings! Our time in Austin was amazing. As expected our days were quite full with hearings and legislative sessions but, if you were following our Facebook page, you could see that we also had many “extracurricular” activities … Continue reading Act now to Stop Enbridge Line 5
Greetings, Friends!! It’s General Convention time! By the time you are reading this, I will be riding Amtrak on my way to Austin, Texas! Some of you might wonder what the big deal is and why some of us get so excited about what we’re doing. One of our deputies, the Rev. Phil Dimwidde, wrote … Continue reading What are we doing at General Convention?
Greetings, Friends! This week, I almost don’t know where to begin. The news over the last few weeks documenting the crisis of immigrant families has been overwhelming – very much of a roller coaster. We’ve faced the horrendous news of young children taken from their parents’ arms and placed in cages in warehouse-like buildings or … Continue reading How Can we Know When God is Calling Us?
Greetings, Friends! Irony of ironies or incredibly appropriate?? June 20th is World Refugee Day. This year it falls right in the midst of our nation’s battle to fight our President’s attempt to deter refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants by separating the children who cross the border from their parents. I would guess that almost every … Continue reading Neighbors, Immigrants, and The Bible