Message from Lisa

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

Carrying One’s Cross

Beloved Friends, Whew! This week at staff meeting we spent nearly two hours reviewing all our upcoming worship services, events and activities. It is both a little overwhelming and a lot amazing to step back into this vibrant ministry after some time away, and see all...

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Beginnings

Beginnings

Beloved Friends- It is wonderful to be back among you after a few weeks away enjoying a time of sabbath rest. And now we are “off to the races” again as we welcome the season of Beginnings- school starting, cooler weather and a new program year at Trinity. This Sunday...

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Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Beloved Friends- During the month of August I will be away for a time of sabbath and renewal. While I am gone, I am offering some of my favorite poems to be solace and strength for your journey. May God bless each of us with silence, rest, play, and the company of...

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A Future Not Our Own

A Future Not Our Own

Beloved Friends- During the month of August I will be away for a time of sabbath and renewal. While I am gone, I am offering some of my favorite poems to be solace and strength for your journey. May God bless each of us with silence, rest, play, and the company of...

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The Invitation

The Invitation

Beloved Friends- During the month of August I will be away for a time of sabbath and renewal. While I am gone, I am offering some of my favorite poems to be solace and strength for your journey. May God bless each of us with silence, rest, play, and the company of...

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Now I Become Myself

Now I Become Myself

Beloved Friends- During the month of August I will be away for a time of sabbath and renewal. While I am gone, I am offering some of my favorite poems to be solace and strength for your journey. May God bless each of us with silence, rest, play, and the company of...

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Perspective is Powerful

Perspective is Powerful

Beloved friends- Every now and then I find it helpful to look back and reflect on some aspect of our shared ministry. I do so today, not with a posture of pride as much as with a deep sense of gratitude, humility and awe. As I look at today’s date, I realize it was...

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YOU are Worthy

YOU are Worthy

Beloved Friends- Trinity Episcopal Church in Toledo Ohio was consecrated on April 5, 1866. The corner stone of the building was put in place in 1863 during the Industrial Revolution. Toledo itself was still in its infancy having been founded in 1833. It must have been...

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Wild and Precious Life

Wild and Precious Life

Beloved Friends- "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Lately I have been reminded of the deep wisdom and truth that emerges whenever we show up fully and embrace this beautiful question posed in Mary Oliver’s lovely poem. Life is...

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Change is in the Air…all around and inside us!

Change is in the Air…all around and inside us!

Beloved friends, Sometimes change is illusive other times obvious. Some change is welcomed while other change is feared.  There are times when we beg and plead for things to change and perhaps, just as often, feel we would do anything to avoid the discomfort of...

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Finding God in the Ordinary Days of Our Lives

Finding God in the Ordinary Days of Our Lives

Beloved friends- As I sit down to write to you this week I do so on the eve of entering our church season called “Ordinary Time.” This is the very long “green” season taking us through the beautiful months of summer into the fall. The church has used this time...

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