February 17, 2016

By: Charles A. Wynder, II, Missioner for Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement

One evening a grandfather told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, superiority . . . The other is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope,...

February 16, 2016

By: The Rev. Chantal Morales McKinney, D.Min., Latino/Hispanic Ministries Missioner, Diocese of North Carolina

I was born and raised an Episcopalian. I never imagined I would choose the streets of an inner-city as a place to proclaim Christ. I never thought I’d regularly enter a jail to teach and worship, or mingle with patrons of Our Daily Bread Food Pantry or those who work at our local tiendas. But...

February 15, 2016

By: Heather Zrubek, National Association of Episcopal Schools

One sentence from the story of Job tells a myriad about whom he is and how he is thought of and cared for.  It begs the question, “how do we suffer with each other?” and recognizes go as an intention, a contemplation, and a ministry. 

For many who are familiar with Job, we know that he...

February 14, 2016

By: Sandra Montes, Episcopal Church Foundation, Houston, TX

He tenido muchos cambios en mi vida: mudanzas a diferentes ciudades y países, divorcio, relaciones, cambios de trabajos y carreras, diferentes títulos en la universidad, mi hijo saliendo a otras ciudades para ir a la universidad – dos veces. Y ahora estoy enfrentando...

February 14, 2016

By: Sandra Montes, Episcopal Church Foundation, Houston, TX

 I have had a lot of change in my life: moving to different cities and countries, divorce, relationships, change of jobs and careers, different degrees in school, son off to college – twice. And now I face a big change in my Church life. My dad is retiring and I decided it would be a great time...

February 13, 2016

By: Nadyne Duverseau, Assistant Grants Administrator, Finance Office of The Episcopal Church

In Mark 16:15, Jesus said to his disciples to go into the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He also told them to go and tell all His good works so they too can be at his house to benefit from His everlasting love. In Luke 14:23, as Jesus said to his servant “Go,” He commanded him...

February 12, 2016

By: Joyce Douglas United Thank Offering Board, Province III Representative Diocese of Southern Virginia

A Time to Get Going

A Paraphrase of God’s Command to Noah (Genesis 8:15-9:3)

 When God delivered Noah and his family after a tumultuous year-long voyage over troubled waters, he commanded Noah, “Go, I have given you a second chance...

February 11, 2016

By: The Rev. Deon Johnson, Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brighton, Michigan

Come let us go...I need you!

I may not know you.

I may never meet you.

But I need you.

I need your gifts and skills,

your determination and strength.

I need your failures and your sorrows,

your pain and your stumbling.

We may never cross...

February 10, 2016

By: The Rt. Reverend Russell Kendrick, Bishop, Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast


When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let us go across to the other side." Mark 4:35

It is one thing to go; it is an altogether different thing to go “to the other side.”   Until now, being with Jesus had been a relatively safe adventure...

February 10, 2016

By: Lacy Broemel, Manager for Communications and Operations, Office of Government Relations

"The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community. The aftermath of nonviolence is redemption. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation. The aftermath of violence is emptiness and bitterness.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke those words in a 1957 speech, Birth of a...