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Category Archives: small group ministry
A taste of shalom.
God showed up again today. I was early for a new devotional gathering and watched for the women who said they would be joining me. None of them came. I couldn’t help but notice three women huddled around a nearby … Continue reading
Today is the first in a series of Women’s Spiritual Journaling gatherings at a local shelter. For me, this represents an exciting, new ministry – and also vulnerability. To show up and report for duty, as I have been taught. … Continue reading
The face of Christ
God is everywhere. Jesus promises to be with us always. All that is. This is what God holds in his palm, according to Julian of Norwich. We like statements of certainty that affirm God’s presence and action in our lives, … Continue reading
The challenge of a new thing
This morning’s Daily Office includes Ezra 3:1-13, which describes the beginning of rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem, following the return of Israelites from the Babylonian exile. In verses 10-13, the new foundation has been laid, and so the people gather … Continue reading
Resilience is something we do.
At a clergy retreat earlier this week, we focused on the topic of clergy wellness. The approach was holistic. We discussed wellness as it pertains to our physical, spiritual, emotional and social lives. In his closing homily, our Bishop related … Continue reading
Folks in Alcoholics Anonymous often give prospective members the following reassurance: We will only ask you to change this one thing — EVERYTHING. Them thar are fightin’ words. A person would have to be pretty desperate to stick around to … Continue reading
When two or three are gathered together in my name…
The work of St. Clare of Assisi, a new ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, is beginning to take shape. I am delighted to be working with lay leaders Cecilia and Bill Wheeler, who are helping to launch our … Continue reading