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 […]

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 […]

Sacred Objects: Gift-Giving

The sacredness of gift-giving does not come naturally to me. One holiday season when I was a child, my mother and I went to visit a friend of hers. Mom entrusted me with the role of carrying the gift she was bringing, and of physically handing it off. As soon as we got in 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. […]

“There is a sacredness in tears,” writes American author Washington Irving. “They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.” But how so? I want to approach this question from three different angles, and the angles will then converge and take us straight to where we […]