Words Have Power

I heard some truly beautiful words this week, most of which were spoken on Wednesday during the inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. It was a very significant day, hopeful and necessary; a grander view of our country at her best....

Take a Minute

How are you doing? How is your heart? For sure, these are troubling times with more anxieties than seem bearable some days and multiple layers to almost everything. If you are like me, you are needing to take a minute or two (or 30 or 100) from time to time to slow...

Our Work Remains the Same

As we head into this new year, our work remains the same: to love God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves. It is important work and more necessary than ever. What we witnessed in our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday was despicable. While we could not have...

All the Saints

I have been thinking a lot about the saints this week as we head into the celebration of All Saints’ Sunday. I thought about generations of Black Americans as I stood in drizzling rain for nearly four hours on Monday to cast my vote, the many who never had the...

Rights and Responsibilities

“What will you preach the Sunday after the election?” someone asked me recently. I had not thought much about it, but the question gave me pause. “Well, I suppose it depends on the outcome,” I managed to respond. “In the meantime, I will be encouraging everyone...

Belonging

This Sunday is Laity Sunday. Almost the entire worship service will be conducted by lay members, five of whom will share aspects of their faith journey and the value of belonging to our church community. Few things compare to being part of a family of people who...