18 Jun 2019 0 Comment

Reflection

Author: Harriet Simons Two years ago, I was grieving the loss of my beloved husband, Parker Calkin, who passed away on June 10, 2017. I had just signed his enrollment in Hospice. Three days later he was gone. In the days and weeks that...
7 Jun 2019 0 Comment

The Art of Asking

Author: Diana Shellenberger And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. — Luke 11:9 In my zeal to achieve and receive those things I believe will make me happy, I...
4 Jun 2019 0 Comment

A Second Look

A Second Look Author: Larry Dansky “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: ‘I was a stranger, and you welcomed me’”. – The Rule of St. Benedict 53:1 "But the Lord said to...
23 May 2019 0 Comment

Sacramental Living in Community

Author: Nancy Wade “ reminded me that Christianity isn’t meant to simply be believed; it’s meant to be lived, shared, eaten, spoken, and enacted in the presence of other people. They reminded me that, try as I may, I can’t be a...
20 May 2019 0 Comment

Spiritual but Not Religious

Author: Tom Stiers The President of the United Church of Christ (UCC), John Dorhauer, has written that the church is challenged to reach out to those on the margins. One of the so-called groups on the margins are those who define...
13 May 2019 0 Comment

JOY

Author: Carolyn Gard "Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel." Isaiah 12:6. My yard is full of dandelions, which the bees love but which irritates some of my neighbors....
30 Apr 2019 0 Comment

In-Between Times

“And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 In this moment, I can only dream of having the kind of faith an imprisoned St. Paul expresses in this letter...
25 Apr 2019 0 Comment

Jerusalem and Emmaus

by Karen Hoover “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”  Luke 24:18 It is now the week after Easter and the culmination of our Lenten journey. This year my...
17 Apr 2019 0 Comment

Do Not Be Afraid

Author: Larry Dansky You’ve got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, know when to run….. Kenny Rodgers So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed,...
10 Apr 2019 0 Comment

Trail Angels

Author: Amy Ostwald Luke 19  29 As Jesus approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find...