Tuesday Prayer

The word Croi in this prayer is pronounced kree and means heart. Courage comes from the heartand we are always welcomed by God,the Croí of all being. We bear witness to our faith,knowing that we are called to live lives of courage,love and reconciliation in the ordinary and extraordinarymoments of each day. We bear witness,… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Mid-October (!) Edition

It’s long been my experience that October and February are the busiest months in church world. I think it’s the preparation work for Advent and Lent, respectively. Also an element of “let’s schedule things now, before Advent/Lent.” This October has further confirmed that my theory holds true, even in pandemic-tide. Somehow, it’s already mid-October, and… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

The leaves are turning – yellow, orange, red.There’s a chill in the airinvigorating, inviting.The beauty of the earthbelies the anxiety in humans,so much fear, so much to fear. Take a deep breath, inhale, exhale. Lean into the hope,the love, the trust,the compassion,the mercy of God. We do not need to bethe anxiety we feel. We can be… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Respect As Spiritual Practice

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20    Philippians 3:4b-14    Matthew 21:33-46 Is respect becoming an old-fashioned idea we remember only when we miss it? Today’s readings left me thinking a lot about respect. Wonder along with me about wanting respect, offering it, changing the criteria for it, and losing it. What did you think respect was and… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

As the seasons change we continue to wait, to hope, to imagine, to trust and to believe in you, Oh God We believe that there is a time for every season and we’re getting ready and we’re doing the work and we’re building the relationships and we’re refusing to move in a spirit of “business… Read More