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Attentiveness, Anticipation, and Awe

Attentiveness, Anticipation, and Awe

Dear Ones, As we move into December, into the darkness, we find ourselves in spaces of tension. There’s the excitement and hubbub of all the things that happen around the holidays, combined with commercial and consumerist messages that bombard us. There’s the tension...

What does our story tell?

What does our story tell?

How do we reclaim our narrative? What story do we want to tell about our lives? I’m here in St. Paul, MN deeply grateful to be at BLUU’s Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium (https://www.blacklivesuu.com/about). Well, enjoying and being humbled and awed by it… Here I’m...

To whom does our faith belong?

To whom does our faith belong?

Years ago (so many years I don’t remember who or why) someone asked me a question I keep with me: To whom are you responsible, to who and what do you belong? I carry this question with me because it reminds me to reflect on where I am in the world and who and what I’m...

Expectations and Identities

Expectations and Identities

Dear Ones, As we enter this new year – our second year together and your second year of interim ministry – I find myself thinking and wondering a lot about expectations, identity, and change. This summer, as I prepared to spend a week camping with my mother, my...

Curiosity in Transitions – May 2019

Dear Ones, This past month has been a big one in your transitions process! Your collaborative history odyssey came down in the sanctuary, seeds of things you value about this congregation and what it’s added to your life began to go up in the foyer, and you selected a...

Heritage and Wholeness – April 2019

Heritage and Wholeness – April 2019

Dear Ones, How does your past influence who you are today and who you might become in the future? How does it affect what you love to do, who you connect with, and how you want to engage with the wider world? How do the high points, the low points, and the level...