Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Our Generosity Gem last week encouraged us to embrace the confusion that arises from our current state of affairs. Getting comfortable with ‘confused’ is a stepping stone on the path to figuring things out.  But as we all know, getting comfortable with “confusion” is...
It’s OK to be Confused… In fact, it’s a Good Thing!

It’s OK to be Confused… In fact, it’s a Good Thing!

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face, Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Paul is describing here how our knowledge of God and God’s ways are incomplete. Paul describes our partial...
A Blessing for Leaders

A Blessing for Leaders

The Election season is upon us. It’s a good time to share the following blessing from John O’Donohue. Not only is it a timely blessing to bestow on all our national, state, and local civic leaders, but also a wonderful blessing for congregational leaders to reflect...
Leading to the Other Side of Crisis

Leading to the Other Side of Crisis

LEADING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF CRISIS …What is Your Narrative    What if this is not a time for fixing or getting new programs into place but of attending to, of listening, of discerning what the Spirit is saying to us? When the lockdown started we realized...
Tips for Telephone Calling

Tips for Telephone Calling

We are quickly approaching the Fall Annual Stewardship season to encourage members to renew their general giving pledges for 2021.  I have found it helpful to incorporate a telephone calling effort. It is an easy way to involve volunteers, and it provides wonderful...