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

I Am Hopeful

I hope the New Year is off to a great start for you and your family. I must confess that I begin with some anxiety about the current state of our world – global threats and heightened alerts particularly with Iran, partisanship among elected officials, anti-Semitic...

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Looking Ahead

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and perhaps you are still enjoying time with family and friends. Would it not be wonderful if we could develop a spirit of gratitude that lasted all year long? Studies have shown that thankful people are happier people and...

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What Makes You Happy?

During an interview recently, someone asked my thoughts about what makes for a happy life. Without hesitation, I responded, “For me, being happy is about having people who love you and those whom you love. To love and to be loved means everything; the rest is...

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More Questions Than Answers

My devotional readings this week took me to the story of Job; that heart wrenching account of a “good” man trying to be faithful amid great tragedy, personal loss, discouragement, abandonment, and suffering. The book is often described as an allegory, which means that...

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Be the Calm

A dear friend shared with me recently how this time of year is especially busy for her and her team. It was clear to me that she was feeling a bit overwhelmed, even frantic. During such times, tempers can run high (higher than normal) while patience runs...

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Giving & Receiving

A few weeks ago, I served on a panel at Union Theological Seminary with two other clergywomen – one from Church of Holy Apostles NYC downtown and the other from Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. During Q&A, one of the students asked, “Is there...

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