Voices in the Wilderness

Voices in the Wilderness

By Dennis Gibbs It happened following the exchange of peace during the worship service on Sunday. The location was the 9000 floor of Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. But the real location of this moment was the inner, sacred space of the human heart. Jail is a hard...
Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 4

Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 4

By David Westerlund Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. – “Sometimes” by Mary Oliver And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”    – Luke...
Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 3

Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 3

By Brianna Lantz Photo by Emily Thomas Editor’s Note: This year we’re welcoming advent with a series called Keeping Watch. As we read in Common Prayer, “God getting born in a barn reminds us that God shows up in the most forsaken corners of the earth.” The same holds...
Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 2

Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 2

By Rachel Karman Growing up, Christmas was always my favorite time of year. I loved long summer days and spring flowers, but the Christmas season held a special kind of magic for me. As I’ve gotten older though, the glitter it once held began to lose its luster....
Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 1

Keeping Watch: Advent, Week 1

By Annelise Jolley  Editor’s Note: This year we’re welcoming advent with a series called Keeping Watch. As we read in Common Prayer, “God getting born in a barn reminds us that God shows up in the most forsaken corners of the earth.” The same holds true today. Many of...