Homily – Shawna Floyd If you follow me on social media, then you have probably seen me affix a certain hashtag to a good deal of my posts.  It’s one of many that I use, but I often save this particular hashtag for last.  It’s my mic drop hashtag.  I usually do not type anything […]

HOMILY #1 Sonya Tinsley-Hook I confess. I’m a bit of a “Pollyanna.” Although I don’t always succeed, I try to see the positive, the hidden gift, the reason to smile, in almost every situation.  As Pollyanna would say, I try to find “reasons to be glad.” Now I know what some of you are thinking.  […]

Wholeness For All Homily – Kim Green Alice Walker said, and I quote…  “Even when we feel we can’t change things, it’s important to have awareness of what has happened. If you are unaware of what has happened, it means you’re not alive in many respects. And to be unalive in many places within yourself […]

Crosses PowerPoint slides Part 1 We begin our exploration of the symbolism of the cross with the loud, background noise of coughing. At least that’s how I begin the exploration, because, this week as I was reflecting on this sacred object we encounter in religions around the world, I was suffering and recovering from the […]

It’s said that the holy trinity of winter-storm preparedness is milk, eggs, and bread. The storm is coming. You hear that you might be stuck at home for several days, and a certain anxiety bubbles up. Of course—you aren’t in control of the weather. But you can be in control of what’s in the fridge. […]