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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
Posted in 12-step spirituality, Christianity, congregational development, Diocese of Florida, Episcopal church, faith, Interfaith, Ministry, peace, Recovery, unity Tagged 12-step spirituality, Christianity, community, holy ground, homelessness, mercy, option for the poor, recovery, street ministry 6 Comments
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
A program of action.
Last Thursday afternoon, the folks who planned to show up for a devotional time at a local shelter didn’t. That is not particularly unusual. My job is to show up, I remind myself, and then to adjust accordingly. So, after … Continue reading
The generous cross.
This reflection first appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of St. John’s Cathedral Quarterly, published by St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Jacksonville, FL. For several months, I worked as an on-call chaplain at an urban Level 1 trauma center. A typical … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, Episcopal church, faith, Ministry, peace, Uncategorized, unity Tagged community, holy ground, hope, Julian of Norwich, mercy, new ministry, option for the poor, radical hospitality, street ministry 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
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
Originally posted on walkingwithclare:
“Go forth without fear, for he that created you has sanctified you, has always protected you, and loves you like a mother.” – St. Clare of Assisi This evening as news reports roll out about starvation in…
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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
Letting go of barriers
When I was a little girl, I remember learning about barriers, most clearly by walking into them. I remember going to McCrory’s downtown when I was tiny and causing a stir when I tried to drink from a particular water … Continue reading
The way home.
This afternoon, we have a little down time on our pilgrimage. A number of folks have headed out to various walking destinations in Jerusalem. I have opted to spend some quiet time in my ‘cell.’ In part, this is due … Continue reading