Sheltering Arms Sunday

One of my favorite annual events is the Sheltering Arms Grantee Luncheon. It’s a wonderful gathering that brings together the Sheltering Arms Board (made up of Episcopal Women from across the state) and grant recipients from all parts of Minnesota. If you are not familiar with Sheltering Arms, here is their Mission Statement and History: … More Sheltering Arms Sunday

Missional Innovative Partnerships and the New ECMN Retreat Center

With the beautiful yellow, orange, and red colors bursting all around us it was abundantly clear we were transitioning to the long season of dormancy. And yet, on this day, we were all about new life…about resurrection! It began with a very imaginative conversation. Others were then invited to share their visions. This can often … More Missional Innovative Partnerships and the New ECMN Retreat Center

The Incarnational Experience of the Gospel Story of the Widow’s Mite

I walked into their sweltering hot, cinderblock home that had nothing but dirt floors. Immediately my senses were on overdrive.┬áThe large gathering of multiple generations who happily knew this as home, were laughing and talking all in rapid fire Spanish. The air was filled with this beautiful aroma of spices; it was beckoning me to … More The Incarnational Experience of the Gospel Story of the Widow’s Mite