Silence & Fasting

My Lenten journey began with the remmants of the Advent season still adorning my fireplace mantel. Yes, I still had my nativity scene displayed, even on Ash Wednesday. There was just something about Advent and Christmas that I didn't want to let go of. In all honesty, it was that the Advent and Christmas season… Continue reading Silence & Fasting

Newsletter, Roots, Spirituality, Uncategorized

The Greatest Impact

 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her. – John 20:18 Lately, I have been reflecting on the word, “IMPACT.”  Merriam-Webster defines impact as “a powerful or major influence or effect.” Mary Magdalene was the FIRST disciple to… Continue reading The Greatest Impact

Generosity, Roots, Spirituality

Forgiveness: God’s Love in Action

Grace and peace to you from God our creator and our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.  Amen. Archbishop Desmond Tutu says that the truth hurts. It is messy and painful.  During his time as the head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission he heard many stories of pain. Pain from the victims and the… Continue reading Forgiveness: God’s Love in Action