Heartfelt Moments

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou. Share a moment when someone had a powerful and perhaps unexpected positive emotional impact on you. A friend told me, years later, that I was the reason she didn't kill [...]

Embarking on a Common Conversation

When we talked earlier this year about what we wanted to hold on to from 2020, many of us noted our deeper understanding of racism and a growing commitment to dismantling white supremacy. This understanding and commitment was born of grief and outrage after seeing George Floyd and Breonna Taylor murdered. And then intensified when […]

Turn to Gratefulness

There have been a few really hard moments in the last few weeks, pieces of news, and losses to bear. Some in the church, some things personally, and of course, some things nationally. If you’ve been watching the impeachment hearings, the footage is difficult to take in, to put it mildly. These challenges are why […]

Simple Rules

 What simple rules do you have (or aspire to have) that help maintain a sense of order or purpose in your life? Always choose kindness- to self, to others, to the planet. Always make the bed - last one up has to make it. Avoid arguments. Be kind and look for ways to help others. [...]

Lowering Your Bar

Where in your life would you like to "lower your bar"? Or, if you prefer, where have you already "lowered your bar" and felt OK about it? A couple of years ago I found an Enneagram book by Fr. Richard Rohr. I began to read the 9 personality types.  Well, I didn’t get very far.  [...]

Things are better, so why do I feel worse?

Things are better, so why do I feel worse? If you’ve found yourself thinking this lately, you’re not alone.   With news of the vaccine, and the exit of the former administration, there’s a lot of reason to feel optimistic. Yet, at the same time, we know many people who are experiencing mental health crises, marriage struggles, […]

Vaccine Update (as of February 12, 2021)

VACCINE UPDATE!  There are many options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone age 65 or over. BIPOC members continue to be the most affected by COVID-19, and without sufficient leadership or planning at the national level, local communities need to step up to get this vaccine distributed. We need to rely on our informal […]