Making Arrangements

One year ago, when I wrote the Palm Sunday reflection, I would not have imagined that we would have the “opportunity” of celebrating our second Holy Week, our second Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday Services, not to mention our second celebration of resurrection on Easter Sunday...
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Reflecting on Reopening

An Invitation to ReflectAs more and more people receive their vaccines, the question becomes, when will life return to “normal” or move to a “new normal?” Over the last year, we have heard our fair share of pandemic updates. If you are like us, you might feel allergic...
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Learning Journey Towards Anti-Racism

Beloved church,When we closed the doors of our building a year ago, we sprang into action as a virtual church, never imagining that we would still be apart at Easter. As the weeks went by, we realized we needed a sustainable rhythm because this time would be a marathon and not a...
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Using Our Voices

Marches.  Negotiations.  Zoom Conversations.  Webinars.  Telephone Conversations.  Emails.  Texts.  Prayers.  Sermons.  Songs.  Debates.  Completing Ballots.  Standing in long lines to deliver and cast ballots. ...
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What Makes For a Good Day?

Our lives are always made up of individual days strung together. In this season, I am more aware than ever that the way we spend our days is the way we spend our lives. As Annie Dillard writes “Routines are a net for catching days.” As this crisis has moved from being counted in...
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Grief and Pressure

For many families across the Seattle area, the big news this week has been around school. Due to the high levels of Covid-19 in the area, most of our public schools have made the announcement that education will be all remote in the fall. For some this has been a relief, worrying...
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We Have This

One of the most consistent guidances I have received in life is to always be authentic in my interactions with others. To be authentic means to be exactly who I am, to speak from my heart, and to do so with an air of confidence. In my experience, coming into myself as a full...
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Stop And Breathe

I know that the first week in July has been when we officially turn the corner to “real summer” here in the Seattle area. Everywhere else I have lived in my life, you would describe the month of July with words like “blistering,” “muggy,” “humid,” “oppressively hot,” and “please...
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God Does Not Get Weary

“God is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. God does not faint or grow weary; God’s understanding is unsearchable. God gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary and the young will fall exhausted; but those...
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