Welcome to Pastor Cathy's blog on life and faith!

Slow Down

Last year in preparation for the Lenten season, the staff and I came up with what we thought was a clever though important theme to guide our way from Ash Wednesday to Resurrection morning: Slow down. Slow down and breathe. Slow down and listen. Slow down and love....

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Rules, Grace, and Common Sense

Can you imagine if there were no rules to govern our shared life? No traffic lights or speed limits? No laws concerning killing, stealing, abuse or social protocol? No boundaries around showing up to work on time, meeting expectations, or how many days are appropriate...

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A Grand Thing

This week, I celebrated my 66th birthday! It was a wonderful day, and I am grateful for every expression of love that came my way—cards, texts, calls, Facebook posts, gifts, kind thoughts, positive vibes, etc. Interestingly enough, part of my meditation that morning...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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