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#AdventInspiration

And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake. Mark 13:37 In recent weeks I’ve been part of conversations that, while different in topic, circled around a common theme. In each, people have expressed gratitude for the … Continue reading

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30-Day Gratitude Experiment

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery … Continue reading

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Dr. Brené Brown to Speak at Washington National Cathedral

Stop walking through the world looking for evidence that you don’t belong because you will always find it. You don’t negotiate belonging externally; you carry it in your heart. No one belongs here more than you. Brené Brown Dr. Brené … Continue reading

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What Matters Most

Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46 Some of the most helpful … Continue reading

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Who Do You Say That I Am? A Bishop’s Testimony

This is the bishop’s final blog post of the summer. She’ll resume writing in September. Jesus asked  his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, … Continue reading

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Baseball is Not Partisan

The Episcopal  Dioceses of Washington and Virginia are united in prayer for Representative Steve Scalise,  Zachary Barth, Matt Mika, and Capitol Police Officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey, that they may fully recover from their wounds. We’re praying for those … Continue reading

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Building Our House on Solid Rock: The Importance of Evaluation

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 I’m in the midst of writing a self-evaluation, part of the annual review of my work as your bishop. It’s always helpful, and often … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit: More Than We Could Ask for or Imagine

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. … Continue reading

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Building Our House on Solid Rock: The Gift and Practice of Forgiveness

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” John 20:19-23 Spiritual power—the Holy Spirit’s power—is … Continue reading

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Building Our House On Solid Rock: The Early Seasons of Ministry

Jesus said, “I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when … Continue reading

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