Tuesday Prayer

Divine Creator, who aligns my body, mind, and soul, My heart is racing right now. Palpitations have emerged victorious. Anxiety is my companion since childhood. As life progressed it has invited itself without permission. It has made me overthink, over-care, overwork. And sometimes baby steps have been the only way to move forward in life.… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, every moment of this day is claimed. The spaces between meetings have been filled with movement. Rest seems like miles from me. Energize me. Keep the breezes of drowsiness away until this evening when I will need to sleep. Grant me focus. Relieve me from any anxiety that comes my way. Amen. ***** The… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God whose love stretches from seas to shining seas- And beyond, Many of us have a complicated relationship with this particular holiday. Those of us observing July 4 See the reds and whites and blues surrounding us. We cherish those who serve our country And those who have died defending it. We look forward to… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: The Ministry of Never Forgetting

Today, April 24, 2017, marks both Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. For me, remembering the Armenian Genocide is personal.  My grandfather survived this genocide as a six-year-old.  His harrowing description of the events go beyond what any person should have to observe in their lives – let alone a… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Last Christmas

So we light the Christ candle and we take that light into the world, hoping it will shine brighter than before, that nuclear winter will be a fear of the past, and that springtime resurrection will appear for us once again. Read More