Discovering Our Spirituality through Memory Boxes
Discovering Our Spirituality through Memory Boxes

I often allude to memory boxes when talking or thinking about spirituality and aging. They were prominent in my presentation at the Abundant Living Conference at Camp Allen in the

Breaking bread together differently
Breaking bread together differently

Gravatt Camp and Conference Center is an Episcopal camp and retreat center located in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Like many diocesan camps and retreat centers, it’s a place

Actually, they DO get something out of it
Actually, they DO get something out of it

More than a year ago, I wrote a blog post about Libby Lane’s consecration as the first woman bishop in England. I realized how important this was to me, because

A reflection on the Missional Voices conference
A reflection on the Missional Voices conference

This past weekend, the inaugural Missional Voices Conference gathering took place on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary. A group of us seminarians spent that past nine months asking the

Best of VBS – Center for the ministry of teaching
Best of VBS – Center for the ministry of teaching

It’s that time of year! Every spring the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) publishes reviews of new Vacation Bible School programs. Reviews include new programs developed for 2016 as

The 2016 VBS Reviews are Here
The 2016 VBS Reviews are Here

It’s that time of year! Every spring the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) publishes reviews of new Vacation Bible School programs. Reviews include new programs developed for 2016 as

Advent debates
Advent debates

“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall

Blue Christmas: Responding to loss
Blue Christmas: Responding to loss

I began writing this commentary thinking of those who have experienced a significant loss in their lives: a loved one who is no longer present, an awaited birth that did

Quantity time leads to quality formation
Quantity time leads to quality formation

When I was a young mother, I discovered that quality time with my children did not occur on schedule. It was only through quantity time that intimate intersections occurred. Often

Q&A on Acolytes:  A conversation with a verger
Q&A on Acolytes: A conversation with a verger

  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia has a thriving acolyte program. I recently sat down with Heidi Schneble, the verger who helps coordinate the entire process.   What