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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Black Lives Matter

Dear Church, At this point I am receiving notifications from every brand I ever gave my email to, on their stance on racism. As much as I would say “the stance of the church on racism is clear,” the history of the Church universal has not borne that out. This week, when the...
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