Author Archives: claudia

Mercy in Discernment

Jane Patterson reflects on Jesus’ parable that invites us to discernment in the spaces of judgment in our lives [Matthew 13:24-30]. Reflection What is the difference between being discerning about someone’s actions and judging them? In what ways have you been corrected in a way that was creative for you? Resources Article: After a Trail of Tears, Justice for Indian […]

Community Prayers 2020.07.12

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … God’s mercy and wisdom that is imparted unto us. Anslee The courage to move forward. Helena Jason’s generous use of his gifts for our community. Carol My amazing partner at home and my compassionate coworkers at the library in these uncertain times. Sam My friend Jody! After months and months of surgery, radiation, and chemo, […]

Liturgy, Reflection, and Benediction 2020.07.12

Liturgy Vox, God has an open invitation for all of us today.God invites us to receive and embracethe gift of our imperfect humanity. Open your hearts, Vox.Accept this invitationto be just as you are. Accept this invitationto listen, learn, move andbe moved by our brothers andsisters stories and experiences. Accept this invitationto love yourself and one anothertenderly, knowing we are […]

Nourishing Love

Jason Minnix reflects on what is really nourishing and giving us life right now.  Dave Schwab also shares his reflections on this text [Isaiah 55:1-13]. Reflection How am I being invited to attend to my deeper desires? Where do I sense invitation into God’s expansive presence today? What is the nourishing love I’m being invited to sow now? Spiritual Practice […]

Community Prayers 2020.07.05

Prayers of Thanksgiving. For … The beautiful message today. Maria A friend who is coming out of the closet. Joe Caroline’s blessing and the closeness of family and friends surrounding us and supporting us. Karen Fjola’s birthday today. Harmon … let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of Petition. For … Healing for my nephew who tested positive […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2020.07.05

Liturgy We live among so manydistractions, even good ones.We often don’t notice you. Gracious God, extend us your quietand your stillness, so that we havespace to find you. We are quick to rely only on ourselves,To be consumed by our worries and ourproblems. We often ignore you. Compassionate God, grant us your peace.Take our burdens and make them light. Give […]

True Lightness

Jason Minnix reflects on how Jesus invites us to experience levity in the midst of the current weights in our lives [Matthew 11:25-30]. Reflection Where am I being invited to release my assumptions and receive new eyes? What truth, if any, offers me rest and ease now? Spiritual Practice Don’t ask Google everything and embrace the joy of being wrong. […]