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This is what my new friend told me this morning, as we were wrapping things up at our Morning Prayer & Coffee Fellowship. Several weeks ago, I met this humble man by chance, in a Winn Dixie. Noticing his gentle … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, faith, Grace Tagged 12-step spirituality, church planting, community, contemplative prayer, grace, healing, holy ground, hope, silence, simple prayer, vulnerability 6 Comments
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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By the oaks.
The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he … Continue reading
With power and great glory.
God has always been coming. He came in the creation of light, and he came yet more in Adam. He came in Abraham but was to come more fully in Moses. He came in Elijah, but was to come even … Continue reading
This reflection was written by guest blogger Dawn Leskoske, a new participant in our “church without walls” ministry in Jacksonville, FL. Thank you, Dawn for sharing your gifts! “Or what woman who has 10 silver coins, if she loses one … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, congregational development, faith, Ministry, peace, Uncategorized, unity Tagged Christianity, church planting, community, equality, grace, holy ground, homelessness, hope, mercy, option for the poor, radical hospitality, simple prayer, street ministry, vulnerability 2 Comments
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
Posted in Christianity, congregational development, Diocese of Florida, Episcopal church, faith, Interfaith, Ministry, peace, unity Tagged baptism, Christianity, church planting, community, holy ground, homelessness, hope, mercy, new ministry, option for the poor, radical hospitality, simple prayer, street ministry 4 Comments
Seeing, feeding, reweaving a life.
God is constantly at work in our lives though this is not always apparent. But as we look back often it is possible to see a pattern and rhythm that suggests Life and Love at work. I have been visiting … Continue reading
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
What was lost is now found.
Yesterday I had an amazing morning, walking around for a spell to get a sense of the streets and make some new friends. I had some friendly encounters, including a rather deep conversation with a very faithful man who, in … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, congregational development, faith, Ministry, peace, Recovery Tagged Christianity, church planting, community, holy ground, hope, mercy, new ministry, street ministry, vulnerability 4 Comments
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,” he uses the example of a mystic … Continue reading