The past week’s news of the chemical weapons attack on a peaceful neighborhood of Damascus has left me reeling. It’s hard for me to deeply understand why anyone would resort to this kind of atrocity – especially to target women and children. As I’ve prayed for the people of Syria and the world leaders who … Continue reading Chemical weapons in Syria: Let us pray
Sticks and Stones… We all probably have some experience with the old rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” We know, now, that this is just not true. Names do hurt and sometimes the wounds are very deep, indeed. I have my stories of unkind treatment by a … Continue reading Sticks and Stones…
Greetings, Friends!! I’m back with some exciting new information for you. On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the meeting of Covenant 5 – our Diocese’s task force addressing peace and justice concerns. We had a wonderful conversation trying to determine the very best methods for bringing pertinent issues to our Household. I had … Continue reading Gaining an understanding of Covenant 5
Greetings, All. I hope you are all managing to remain cool in this heat – and finding time to enjoy my summer reading suggestions from last week! This week I would like to highlight a resolutions with which it is easy to connect personally – and, hopefully, just as easy to put to action in … Continue reading Maternal and infant health
Greetings, Friends!! On these hot and humid summer days, there’s nothing more pleasant than sitting with a glass of something refreshing and a good read! I have a great pile of books just waiting for my attention but I also have pages of General Convention resolutions that I am finding engaging and provocative! Did you … Continue reading A bit of Summer reading….
Happy Summer, Everyone!! A few weeks ago, on June 12, we celebrated the feast of Enmegahbowh. I really didn’t know anything about him until I did some research for a sermon I was preaching that evening. In fact, I couldn’t even pronounce his name!! But after some reading, I learned that he was the first … Continue reading Recognition of the indigenous peoples of our land
Greetings, Friends!! Just over 100 people gathered at the Cathedral Church of St Paul June 12 for a wonderful celebration honoring all the accomplishments of those completing their courses with the Whitaker Institute!! We now have new worship leaders, preachers, some ready to explore the path to ordination, some for whom ordination is just a … Continue reading The value of lifelong Christian learning