Message from Lisa

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. -John O’Donohue

Learning to channel our ‘inner sheep’

Beloved Friends, This Sunday is both the Fourth Sunday of Easter, and also what we call Good Shepherd Sunday. It is a day to continue celebrating the gift of the resurrection as well as reflect on the particular image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. And I readily...

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Doubt Can Compel Us

Beloved Friends, The promise and the power of the resurrection is not just the empty tomb, it is the presence of the risen Christ in our midst. It is Christ meeting us in our everyday doubts, struggles and heartbreaks offering us peace in the midst of confusion and...

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God’s Passionate Love Story

Look at him! Look not at his divinity but look rather at his freedom.  Look not at the exaggerated tales of his power but look rather at his infinite capacity to give himself away.  Look not at the first-century mythology that surrounds him, but look rather at his...

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The absence of someone dear

There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness...

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Becoming a community

Community is the place where we ideally learn to be ourselves without fear or constraint. Community life deepens through mutual trust among all its members. The more authentic and creative a community is in its search for the essential, the more its members are called...

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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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