Category Archives: Interfaith

The desire to please.

Each time I facilitate a spiritual journaling workshop for women, it is different. Some women repeat the workshop, but there are always new folks coming in so that the group dynamic is never the same. There have been as few as … Continue reading

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A leap of grace.

This month will mark the end of my first year serving as urban missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. What an incredible gift this has been. What an amazing adventure, which admittedly at times has felt like a misadventure! … Continue reading

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That you would bless me.

Today a new friend shared with me how the prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10) has been a spiritual aid for her.  The translation she has committed to memory is this: “Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge … Continue reading

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Without walls.

Below is a sermon I was privileged to share at St. John’s Cathedral, Jacksonville, FL, on Thanksgiving Day.  I share it here because it helps describe and capture the spirit of new urban ministry as we strive to “build a … Continue reading

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Withholding nothing.

In my early twenties, I dropped a rock that I fully intended to carry with me to the grave.  On this particular evening, I was riding around in my beater car (the “Red Rocket”) with one of my friends. Suddenly … Continue reading

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Forever reliant on God.

When my dear friend Kim saw this photo of one of God’s more colorful creatures, she shared this acronym with me: “FROG: forever reliant on God.” What does it mean to be forever reliant on God? As this “introvert-intuitive-feeler” comes … Continue reading

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It’s autumn somewhere.

We are officially in the fall season, though with recent days in the 90s it has been hard to recognize.  Dawn is coming later, which is always a good sign things are turning.  And Wednesday morning should see temperatures in … Continue reading

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A gust of wind.

A few days ago, I found myself seated on a plane next to a life-filled young man who was traveling to visit his girlfriend, whom he’d met while serving in Kuwait. He was one of those unusual folks who says … Continue reading

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Between jobs.

We get so used to the way we expect things to look that we often are unable to see how they actually are.  At times, we get so used to how we expect God to behave that we are unable … Continue reading

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The hand of God.

In Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, John Donohue’s description of intimacy speaks of what I have come to know as being present with another.   When he speaks of “intimacy as sacred,”[1] he uses the example of a mystic … Continue reading

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