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Inspiration Blog (Page 3)

How we can address, confront the Trump presidency

In the aftermath of the Trump victory last week, many of us who are dismayed by the outcome have been inundated with messages filling our email inboxes—blogs, rants, analysis, warnings, edicts, calls to action, and more.  Some have been comforting, some scolding, some helpful, some hard to read.  One thing I have noticed is the number of writers who have resorted to…

Prayer for national unity, healing……

Dear Beloved Church Family, We rise today to face a nation that is divided and bruised.  Some people are rejoicing this morning, some are shaken and stunned, all are wounded by a campaign that was bitter and painful.  As people of faith, we are called to hold onto our vision of a world at peace, a country that values each individual and…

A message of gratitude:

My beloved siblings in our community of faith, As you can imagine, SO MANY deep feelings course through my system now on a daily basis. Having announced my retirement from the Church (my last Sunday will be January 1, 2017), I now swing between hugely intense emotions not just on Sundays but each day of the week. I feel sorrow, loss, hope…

Beginnings and Endings

By ANNIE TURNER I often wish that life could be clearer in its sense of coming to a stop or beginning something new. As Anne Lamott often laments, “If I were in charge of the Western World, I would….” I would have an ending come to a full stop. Period. No dangling bits, no emotions that slop over, no untied ends. A…