Pastoral Ministries

THE YEAR OF THE VIP

Jan 2
2016

Happy New Year’s Family! As we step into the year 2016, my hope is that the human family embodies the words of the Apostle Paul, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together (1 Corinthians12:26 – ESV).” The thought is that we each aspire to achieve VIP status. And by VIP I am not referring to “very important persons”...

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Helping Our Peace Endure

Dec 8
2015

Season’s Greetings Sisters and Brothers in Faith, Here it is, December again! For many of us, we’re probably saying, “another year has flown by”. Others of us are more likely caught up in the spirit of this being “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”- i.e. Christmas. And depending on where we land, we are either reflecting back over the last year or focused on last...

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“Happy Thanksgiving”

Nov 4
2015

Blessings! Sisters and Brothers, In America, the holiday season is upon us. This season affords us an excellent opportunity to transform a lot of lives, perhaps even our own life, from one of griping and dissatisfaction to lives of joy and gratitude. But on November 26th, the day that is set aside specifically to “give thanks”, will we, whether gathering together with family and friends...

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“The Right Stuff”

Oct 8
2015

Blessings! Sisters and Brothers, “Hello October!” is a murmur emanating in the atmosphere more or less as a declaration of preparedness for the psychic, emotional and spiritual effects of marked transitions that typically accompany this month; hurricanes not excluded. Who hasn’t experienced moments of low energy or a gloomy state of mind that is anxious, resentful, or overwhelmed...

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There’s No Place Like Home

Sep 1
2015

Beloved Friends, What a wonderful thing coming home can be! After all, there are but a few things that calm a troubled heart like knowing that the end of a distressing story takes us home to those who love us and those we love. A sentiment so tenderly expressed with the words “When I think of home, I think of a place where there’s love overflowing” from the opening...

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The Audacity To Hope

Aug 4
2015

Beloveds, With regard to the present social atmosphere in America, deriving from much misunderstanding, hatred and violence in our country, I am daring to say that “HOPE” is one of those spiritual words that tend to render me mute. And certainly this is not a sentiment that anyone in leadership should admit to because as Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “A leader is a dealer...

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“Love’s In Need”

Jul 1
2015

Beloved People, “Love Wins!” was the shout heard around the world on Friday, June 26, 2015 as the decision “granting marriage equality for same-sex couples” came down from the Supreme Court of the United States. The jubilation was further enhanced with the continuation of affordable healthcare access, voting rights, and a woman’s right to choose…all...

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IMPERATIVE TO WHOLENESS

Jun 3
2015

“HAPPY P.R.I.D.E” Beloveds! It is June which means that the LGBT Pride season is upon us and this expression will be repeated endlessly by members of our LGBT community from June 1 through June 30. And as we embrace this season with equal amounts of commemorations, pride festivals and parades, it is equally important that we remember to incorporate spirituality into these things. After...

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A SEASON CALLING FOR JUSTICE

May 5
2015

Beloved People, When fires burn in city streets accompanied by loud cries and voices concurrently rise on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States, all of these actions converge in a common demand for what we call Justice. And sadly, the talking heads who comment and report on these conditions often fail to include in their commentary and reports that the basis of actions such as these are...

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Raising the Lazarus of Ourselves

Mar 31
2015

Greetings Beloved Easter People, According to our calendar, spring 2015 has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere which means despite temperatures indicative of mid-winter and even still daily threats of snow we are in the season of Easter Assurance when we celebrate the Godly restarts in us each spring. But who of us is really prepared to be truly immersed in customary ritual while listening to illogical...

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