Reflections on clergy health

He, who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see it grow, believes in God.  If I had a penny for each time I heard my grandmother say that when I was a child, I would never have had to work! With that ma...

Church is good for the heart

Dr. Lawson Wulsin presented this talk to his congregation, St. Andrew’s, Evanston, on March 6, 2016. It has been adapted slightly for print. Our rector, John Agbaje, often thanks us for coming to church. One...

Injustice: Make it personal

Members of the Confluence Year community recently joined Episcopal Service Corps communities from Chicago, Memphis, and St. Louis for a Midwestern regional retreat in St. Louis, MO. On Sunday morning we atte...

Growing microgreens

How to grow sunflower micros in less than ten days   OTHER TIPS Greens are best young before their true leaves If growing outside, raccoons will eat them! Place in a bowl of water after har...

Julia and me

I have always loved Julia Child. To be clear, my love isn’t about parroting her like the old Saturday Night Live sketch. I love to watch her cook. I love watching reruns of The French Chef on PBS and then l...

Sacred meals

When we eat together, we connect. Our Fresh Expressions missioner, Jane Gerdsen, has been focusing on this in her “movable feasts,” which bring young adults and others together in different venues around a meal...

Food and faith

Eating. It’s the most basic function of all living creatures. If you don’t eat, you die. But have you ever thought about the fact that eating to live involves the death of other members of God’s creation? F...

Lunch with God: Serving the community

 St. James, Piqua, has proudly served our community for the last 12 years by offering a monthly Lunch with God meal. At the beginning of the new year, long-time Lunch with God coordinators David and Evelyn J...