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

As you might imagine, I am excited and looking forward to being on sabbatical, starting Monday through September 6th! The thought of rest, renewal, reading, writing and extended time with my family and friends has spurred me on since last October, when I learned that...

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Prayers

I am writing a quick note to ask your prayers for my family. I arrived in North Carolina yesterday for the funeral of my niece, Rachel, who passed away unexpectedly last week. She was a lovely young woman of 33 years and will be sorely missed. Like others, we have...

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Letting Go

Sometimes, one of the most difficult spiritual disciplines to master is learning to let go. I call it a spiritual discipline because, like worship, prayer, scripture reading, fasting, etc., learning to do so can strengthen our faith and help us to live a happier, more...

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Be Gentle With Yourself

It has been a few weeks since I’ve asked, but I wanted to check in and see how you are doing. I’m guessing like so many of us these days, you may be physically, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically drained - at least to some extent. If that is the case, I...

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Change the Rules

Over this past school year, the teachers of the 4s/5s class at our day school have been committed to engaging their students in conversations around identity, diversity, justice, and activism. The children, I am told, are now adamant about taking actionable steps to...

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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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