Hope for today … (a reflection this morning) 4-7-2020

“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Psalm 71:5″ Merriam Webster’s dictionary describes faith as ‘complete trust.’ If we say we have faith in God, do we really trust God in all circumstances, including today’s tragic pandemic? Even clergy struggle to have complete trust all the time, but…

Rector’s Address 2020 Annual Meeting – St. Monica’s Naples, FL

My sisters and brothers, on March 1, 2020 we will have celebrated two full years of ministry together as Parish and Rector.  The first two years of ministry can be for most parishes, the most difficult for a new ministry.  However, God has blessed us in ways that are moving us forward to follow God’s…

Leadership Quote of the Week 9/20/18

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine. Chris…

Leadership Quote of the Week

“Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” — Frederick Wilcox

Dreaming: Another New Year

As you approach the end of 2017, what are the things that you look back on with great delight and joy? What are the unknown possibilities that you’re dreaming about for 2018? What baggage will you leave behind? What spiritual disciplines will you take on, which will provide you with strength, courage, and peace?

“Take Courage” – An Advent Reflection

Matthew 14:27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!” A wise spiritual director once told me, “Tension and discomfort are usually signs that change in your life is imminent.” I think she was right. The end of the year always seems to bring “change” into the forefront…