Saint Aelred of Rievaulx is known for his work on spiritual friendship. What a time to be confronted with the idea of spiritual friendship, when friendship might feel like the furthest-away love we are feeling.
Stretching the confines of what was possible for women’s leadership, Julia Chester Emery’s work changed the church and the world in her decades long ministry.
Christmas isn’t canceled. The New Year is coming, fresh and frosty.
“Oh! There are gifts on the mantel!” She says as she drops her backpack and coat on the way in from school.
Merry Christmas, friends. For our household, this morning feels like we’ve finally reached the finish line of the most grueling ultramarathon race in history. Today we are putting aside the hallmarks of our 2020: anxiety, despair, and decision fatigue, so we can make room for twelve full days of joy and Jesus.
Usually, by the time December rolls around, I am ready for the Advent season to come around as well.
My breath quickens when I hear “do less” each Advent. As my heart starts to race, I think, “There’s no way that’s what they really mean!”
This is the time of year when many Episcopal clergy start reminding anyone who will listen how important it is to observe Advent. It normally […]
Like everything else during coronatide, Thanksgiving is a day filled with tough choices.
The kids have grown but the washing machine has not. Loads fill more quickly than in the days before hormone body odors kicked in.