When I was about 8 years old, I found myself at a public pool with friends. I’d taken swimming lessons for a couple of months and had mustered up the courage to jump off the diving board. It was nothing fancy, just a pencil dive straight down. The problem was, in my nervousness I forgot to take a deep breath before diving in. I remember it like it was yesterday, looking up… Read More

On Mother’s Day in 2017 I found myself hesitant to go upstairs for worship after teaching Sunday school at my internship congregation. I was in a pretty rough place. My mom had died after a long battle with cancer 8 months prior and this particular “first” without her was hitting particularly hard. Even knowing that my grandmother had flown up for a visit wasn’t motivating enough for me to want to paste… Read More

Good Friday Bulletin

Have you ever been in a parade? I’d never intended to be, but one year when I was in high school I was drafted to walk in Greensboro’s Fourth of July parade when my sister’s middle school cheerleading squad needed extra people to carry a banner while they performed. Even though I wasn’t part of the team the excitement was infectious, the cheers from those gathered on the streets of downtown were… Read More

[At least 3 deep breaths] It’s been another tough week hasn’t it? We just completed our second week of our building closure at Holy Trinity and it’s been a week since Governor Cuomo issued his New York on P.A.U.S.E. order. With the number of cases skyrocketing here in New York and around the country, and the reports changing seemingly every minute, it’s a lot to take in. Sometimes it’s too much. [Breath] … Read More

Stop. Caution. One Way. No Parking. Dead End. Children at Play. “Trust in God but Wash Your Hands”.  “All Services and Events Canceled Until 3/31/2020”. Signs are all around us, everywhere we go. They give us information about what lies beyond, what we should do, what we shouldn’t do. Regardless of what a sign physically says it always points to something beyond itself.  The healing miracle in our Gospel reading this morning… Read More