The first time I remember anything about money was when I overheard my mom and gram talking about our finances and how there was just not enough to pay the bills. I was in preschool. Though I did not understand budgets or cash flow, I felt their anxiety and stress. I promised myself I would [...]
This week, Time Magazine is focused on "Firsts: Women Who Are Changing the World." Our own former Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, is featured as the first woman to be elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. See the video profile and read the interview at http://time.com/collection/firsts/4882908/katharine-jefferts-schori-firsts/.
Brene Brown's 2011 TED talk on The Power of Vulnerability inspired me a great deal as I prepared last Sunday's homily. Not only is she an internationally known researcher and speaker, she is an Episcopalian and attends Christ Cathedral in Houston. I guarantee you it will be time well spent! https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability
This week St. Andrew’s had evening prayer at the start of our First Wednesday parish dinner. Twenty people gathered in the church as the vesper light illuminated our stained glass windows. We worshipped God, our own gracious light, for the day we were given. And I was reminded yet again how transformative the practice of [...]
Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own [...]