Message from Lisa

This human being is a guest house

This being human is a guest-house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its...

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Friends, This past Monday we once again remembered the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since 1986, Martin Luther...

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Endings and Beginnings

A Morning Offering (-John O'Donohue) We bless the night that nourished our hearts to set the ghosts of longing free Into the flow and figure of dream that went to harvest from the dark Bread for the hunger no one sees. All that is eternal in us welcomes the wonder of...

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Joy

Beloved Friends, As we approach the fourth and final Sunday of Advent (also the same day as Christmas Eve this year), we will have turned the corner on our metaphorical journey to Bethlehem and be right at the threshold of the stable. We can almost hear the angels...

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What we need is here.

Beloved Friends,
It will be good to be home with you this Sunday. Last week I was in Alabama with my CREDO faculty team teaching and coaching, praying and worshiping with priests in our denomination offering a time to remember who they are as children of God, leaders and disciples, and that indeed “what we need is here.”

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Everyday Saint

Merciful God, Jesus Christ, Lord of the living and dead; with each generation your body of believers grows and grows. Thank you for all who have gone before us, for what they achieved and what they learned. Give us strength to do your will, to be your body now. - -...

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Journey to Generosity

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little; when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess we have...

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Over the Edge

My new Beloved friends, It is hard to find the perfect words to accurately share my profound gratitude, deep joy and enormous excitement as we begin this journey together! In a few short days our mutual season of "waiting" will be over and we will meet for the first...

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