Message from Lisa

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

Gathering for Pentecost

Beloved Friends, This Sunday we will “gather” again- from the safety of our own homes, but together in spirit, for a fabulous Feast Day in the life of the church called “Pentecost.” One of the most ancient feasts of the Church, Pentecost is often referred to as the...

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Up, Up and Away….

Up, Up and Away….

Beloved Friends, Yesterday (May 21), the church observed the Feast of the Ascension commemorating the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven. Also known as Ascension Day, this feast day is celebrated 40 days following Easter and 10 days before the day of Pentecost. The...

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What Would Love Do?

What Would Love Do?

Beloved Friends- This past Wednesday I attended our annual diocesan clergy conference, albeit in a very different way. For 6 hours, 90 Episcopal clergy from our churches in northern Ohio filled 4 Zoom screens to gather for time together with each other, our Diocesan...

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Hope for Troubled Hearts

Hope for Troubled Hearts

Beloved friends, This Sunday we will hear the portion of the story of Jesus’ last days among us in which he implores his disciples, his friends, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” They are powerful words offered by Jesus on this night as he gathers them one last...

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Seeking Perspective

Seeking Perspective

Beloved Friends, The power of perspective. That’s what I am thinking about today. That is what I am praying for in this season of discontinuity. That is what feels both imminent and illusive sometimes within the same day, or even the same hour. What is perspective?...

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This Resurrection Madness!

This Resurrection Madness!

Beloved Friends- Image from Unsplash free images. Shalom! Peace to you my dear ones. As we move further into this season of Eastertide- these 50 days after the Resurrection, this Sunday we will hear a familiar story. Jesus will join two of his followers on the road to...

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The Gift of Today

The Gift of Today

Beloved Friends, I was recently reminded of a short and beautiful quote attributed to Maya Angelou: "This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before." I have no idea what the context was at the time she said or wrote this but my oh my, it certainly takes on...

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Broken Hearts are Mended, Wounded Souls are Healed

Broken Hearts are Mended, Wounded Souls are Healed

Beloved friends, “Broken Hearts are Mended, Wounded Souls are Healed.” Many in our generation have inherited things from our parents; some physical, some emotional, the aggregate of which represents various aspects of who our parents were and perhaps still are in our...

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Following a Path of Pure Love

Following a Path of Pure Love

Beloved Friends, We are starting to turn the liturgical corner and move from Lent into Holy Week this Sunday. This will be our final week with Jesus marking the last days he traveled with us here on earth. This year we enter this sacred and holy church season amidst a...

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The Landscape of Our Souls

The Landscape of Our Souls

Beloved Friends. In my monthly planner I have a new set of numbers. Starting on Monday March16, I wrote the number “1” and each day after have continued marking yet another day of making our way through this new landscape amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. By this...

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Feed the People. Starve the Virus.

Feed the People. Starve the Virus.

Beloved Friends, I write to you on a day and in a time of great uncertainty in so many respects. It remains unclear how the spread of the COVID-19 virus will move in the days to come, and with that uncertainty coupled with the recent closing of many schools and public...

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