November 9, 2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman

Beloved: This week is our Celebration Sunday. We will have a chance to turn in our thoughtful responses to the question: how am I called to support the mission and ministry of God in this place? I chose this year’s theme by wondering what gospel values might help me, and all of us, look prayerfullyContinue reading “November 9, 2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman”

November 2, 2018, Note From the Preacher Woman

In the space of a week, I have lost three men who I have considered mentors in my life. Two of them were Catholic priests with whom I studied Centering Prayer in Snowmass, Colorado: Father Joseph Boyle and Father Thomas Keating. The third, Eugene Peterson, was a retired Presbyterian pastor, whom I met only once.Continue reading “November 2, 2018, Note From the Preacher Woman”

October 26, 2018, Note From the Preacher Woman

Beloved: If I had a “word of the week,” today’s word would be HOPE. When I read the news, it feels as if the entire planet has been infected by a “lethal absence of hope.” Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries,uses this phrase to describe why young people end up in gangs. But, lately,Continue reading “October 26, 2018, Note From the Preacher Woman”