Fires, Floods, and Human Fragility

Dear Friends, This morning I re-read the prayer attributed to Sir Francis Drake (c.1577) that begins with the words; “Disturb us Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true, BECAUSE WE HAVE DREAMED TOO LITTLE.” And my first thought was, “No! Don’t disturb...

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Wednesday Office

Dear friends, The patter of the rain on the roof and the whoosh of the cars going by on Elm Street…those were the sounds I heard as I lit the candles in our beautiful stone chapel on Wednesday morning. A few minutes before 9:00 am I heard the clear chiming of...

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Listening for the Heartbeat of God

Dear Trinity Community,  A few weeks ago, I mentioned in a sermon that I am deeply drawn to the Celtic practice of listening for the heartbeat of God in daily life.  This is especially true in the whirlwind of September.  Each year, September arrives with fresh new ideas and opportunities,...

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Gather and Grow in Christ

Dear Trinity Community, Welcome to a new program year! With the bitter-sweet end of summer comes the anticipation of something new. While many of you have been in summertime dwellings or have traveled near and far these past months, others have been here on Elm Street enjoying a slightly slower...

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Tender Hearts and Humble Minds

Dear Trinity Community, My favorite advice of the summer was this, “All of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy (empathy) , love for one another, tender hearts, and humble minds”. It’s a verse from 1 Peter and it was chosen as the summer theme for the camp I served at...

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