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 …

Faith in the midst of “Detours, Distractions, and Bumps in the Road”

Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds …