Message from Lisa

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

The power of standing together

Beloved Friends- Happy 4th of July! To be honest, this holiday in which we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress, is one that comes with mixed emotions for me, and maybe for you too.  On the one hand I am so very...

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Following a Path of Love

Beloved friends- Amidst the cacophony of news and noise around immigration in this country, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless these days. The current crisis of children being separated from their families and held in detention centers is yet one more deeply...

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The Foolish Simplicity of God’s Grace

Beloved Friends, We are now in the church season we call “Ordinary Time,” the long “green” season that extends from now to the end of November. This is the season when we focus our hearts and minds on the fullness of Jesus’ ministry, rather than periods of focused...

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God’s dream for our lives

Beloved Friends, Greetings from Fairhope, Alabama! This is a week where I am exercising my call to the priesthood by serving the wider Episcopal Church. CREDO, is an International Episcopal Clergy Wellness Program offering a week of workshops, consultations and...

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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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