One Fun Thing

One Fun Thing

“I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; moreover, it is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil.” Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 “There is a vanity that takes place on earth,...

Good Friday prayer vigil

This week is Holy Week.  Recall that by Friday the disciples were locked in a room together, their hearts were crushed by unmet expectations, they were afraid for their lives, and they were grieving what they could not control. Still, God was present with them. Still,...

“What gospel is that?”

Today, March 24, is the feast day of Saint Óscar Romero. It was on this day 42 years ago that then Archbishop Romero was assassinated by the Salvadoran military forces as he celebrated mass at a small hospital chapel. The Salvadoran Civil War began with a military...
Ash Wednesday gratitude

Ash Wednesday gratitude

As I write this at the end of the day on Ash Wednesday, I do so with a humbled heart. Today, our congregation offered ashes to our wider Tucson community. It is the first time after a break due to the pandemic. We weren’t sure if people would stop by. We wondered if...
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday, we will enter the season of Lent with the observance of Ash Wednesday. Each year we come together to receive ashes in the form of a cross and turn our attention to the creative power of God and God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our...