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Daily Practice for September 12, 2016

Daily Practice for September 12, 2016

Word:  I have been in search of a consistent Sabbath day and I don't know where I'm going to find it! So I think I'm sourcing this to the internet hive mind. The day that I really want for Sabbath is Monday but on the 2nd and 4th Mondays, we have the Peacemaking Coordinating Team (PCT) meetings. Also, starting in two weeks, that is when my weekly meeting with the ministry team at Riverton Park UMC (RPUMC) will be. So scratch Mondays. Mondays was previously my Sabbath day. Tuesdays has possibilities other than it is not Monday. Tuesdays has been my weekly meeting time at RPUMC and "in office" time there. It is also a great preparation day for planning worship, Bible study, etc. Wednesdays, I lead Bible study and spend time at Echo Glen detention center. Thursdays, maybe. But it doesn't ...
Daily Practice for July 14, 2016

Daily Practice for July 14, 2016

Word: Point of personal privilege. Today will be the completion of one year of work towards my Doctorate in Ministry (DMIN). Woohoo! Yesterday was an intense day as we listened and shared stories of what our definition of leadership was, where it was calling us to, and where we were called from. What has shifted, what has solidified, and what has become our gift. A continued focus for me is using my privilege to: Further understand my privilege Recognize systemic racism Be a wise ally and Be a courageous leader But today I want to just pause and celebrate so I'm going to focus on blessing and sharing a story I heard for the first time yesterday from Kate Braestrup's Here if You Need Me. Why do you weep? Your daughter is not dead, but sleeping! “Jesus took the ...
Sabbath and Syria

Sabbath and Syria

Spirituality
“Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.” ~Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel ... Trevor Hudson, in his book A Mile in My Shoes, describes living daily life as living daily pilgrimage into the suffering of others. Life as a daily pilgrimage includes: Being present, Listening, and Noticing I was thinking of this as I was pondering the great tragedy that is taking place in Syria. Bodies are washing up on the shores of the Mediterranean of little children and families fleeing. It is simply horrifying. An excellent explanation of what is happening is here. About 6 years ago, when I first started working at the juvenile detention center, I was playing cards with some boys in the detention center. As we played games, the boys were sharing their stories. One ...