God Holds You – March 30, 2020

God holds you. Day 16. I have learned that I don’t like change. At least I don’t like change that happens quite so fast. In the DC region, we’re once again readjusting our horizons. June 10th. That’s the new stay-at-home … Read More

God Hold You – March 27, 2020

God holds you. Day 13. Grandparents. We usually talk to them once or twice a month. In the past two weeks, we’ve talked with them almost everyday, often via FaceTime. We’ve had art class with Papa, books with Grammy, and … Read More

God Holds You – March 26, 2020

God holds you. Day 12. For the past few years, I’ve served on the board of the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS), most recently as the treasurer. It’s been an effective way to work on climate issues. I love … Read More

God Holds You – March 25, 2020

God holds you. Day 11. A member of our church is a pediatric hospitalist. She reported that a few nights ago, she and some other doctors joined the nurses in their three-am mid-shift huddle and led them in a song. … Read More

God Hold’s You – March 24, 2020

God holds you. Day 10. I heard the phrase “the new normal” at least ten times today, including from my own mouth. The phrase kind of drives me crazy, but it’s true. Today felt…normal. Having back-to-back zoom meetings no longer … Read More

God Holds You – March 23, 2020

God holds you. Day 9. Today’s announcement of school closures demands a massive recalibration of expectations. This will not end soon. I keep hearing people say “how will we get through this?” I wish I knew. At the same time, … Read More

God Holds Your – March 22, 2020

God holds you. Day 8. Am I allowed to say I don’t want to be a televangelist? The people of my church – like countless others – have done a heroic job of getting us online. Worship today was lovely. … Read More

God Holds Your – March 21, 2020

God holds you. Day 7. I plan to write these reflections every day until the church celebrates Easter. No, not the Easter slated to happen in three weeks, but the one where the choir sings shoulder to shoulder, and we … Read More

God Holds You – March 20, 2020

Today I performed a wedding. The original plan was for the father-of-the-bride (a pastor) to fly in to officiate at a fairly small ceremony. But he couldn’t get here and even a small ceremony was too big. Instead, I performed … Read More

God Holds You – March 19, 2020

God holds you, day 5. Our bishop gathered all our synod pastors on a zoom call today. We were something like 60 people in a massive Brady Bunch style formation. Below each of our faces, our names. My church pulled … Read More

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