Reigniting Hope

Almost ten months into 2020, it’s a daily challenge to not be consumed by despair and sadness. What lessons can we learn from those we’ve lost? And what call remains for each of us to hear? It’s hard to look back at what 2020 has been and not feel disheartened. As a global community, we [...] Read More

Enlightened Leadership in an Authoritarian World

In August of 1963, in Zimbabwe, as I held tightly onto my mother’s hand, we walked down the street of a small African farming town, whilst our cursing white neighbors spat on her if they could not avoid her by walking on the other side of the street.  Why were they doing this?  My mother [...] Read More

The Sacred Gift of Home

Six months into this pandemic, without an end in sight, the idea of time spent at home may hold less appeal than it once did. Home is a construct that is as concrete as the spaces we inhabit daily and as ephemeral as an idea that lives only in our imaginations. Sue Monk Kidd writes [...] Read More

You’re Wrong, Franklin Graham: God Was at DNC

Franklin Graham, a popular evangelical leader and Republican political activist gave his thumbs down on Trump’s opponents and their convening in words contrived to alarm unthinking Christians. He intoned, “In watching some of the Democratic National Convention on television this week, it has been interesting to see the absence of God.” There are many reasons why [...] Read More

19th Amendment

This past Tuesday, June 18th, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States of America. As a woman, the Amendment and the Women's Suffrage Movement that led to this right is not something to take lightly. It leads me to [...] Read More

Blog: Deep Abiding Love

Note: This blog was originally posted on August 7, 2020. Reposted August 13, 2020, due to technical issues.  A few weeks ago, I participated in non-violent civil disobedience training with Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou in Seattle, Washington. The training was organized by several interfaith religious leaders in the area. I attended the session to learn [...] Read More

Sacred Time

When we contemplate the “sacred,” we envision our personal idea of Creator, or a place that made us feel a special connection to The Divine, thus making it sacred. When we consider sacred time, we remember moments in life that were spiritually fulfilling. Time can be defined in Greek as either Kronos or Kairos. Kronos […]

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Online Games: Creating a Space to Foster Community

With COVID-19 becoming a consistent aspect of life in these last few months, there’s been a major uptick in social media usage, video game sales, and media discourse. In the time of a worsening pandemic, civil unrest and police brutality, and a continuously uncertain future, more people are online than ever. Like any medium, games […]

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The Mystery Remains Intact

In December 2019, BBC Reel released a film – Diving into a Medieval Mystery – which steeped the viewer in the mysteries of the deep; in this case, the enigma of a spring-fed well as much wholly mysterious as it is undeniably present.  Effusing over 82 gallons a second, the spring is located in north-central […]

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Liturgy as a Greater-than-Sensical Response to Covid-19

We are not in control. We cannot make sense of this. We need to be held by something greater-than-sensical.   Everything is Not Ok Right Now (and it’s ok not to be ok) As you read this blog, I invite you to breathe with me. *In, then out.* There’s something really hard going on right […]

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