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 [...]
Like many people I have been moved by the images of people walking through or being rescued from floodwaters in Houston and southeast Texas. Since Friday I have followed friends and colleagues as they have watched waters rise into their homes causing them to evacuate. Like everyone I am moved to make a response. At [...]
This fall the theme of our adult Christian education program is Telling God’s Story/Telling Our Story. In light of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month I’d like to share with you part of my story as it relates to race, and my thoughts on the Beloved Community and what God calls us to [...]
If you are traveling this summer I encourage you to visit and attend worship services at an Episcopal Church wherever you happen to be. Visiting another church is, most importantly, an opportunity to worship God, but it is also a chance to see how our fellow Episcopalians go about their worship and ministries. Several years [...]