Connected

My first Sunday back in the pulpit after my summer break was August 4th. As I was working on the service, I made a note to include the shooting in Gilroy in our sharing ritual of joys and sorrows. While I was writing the sermon, I learned of the mass shooting in El Paso. Sunday morning, I woke up to news of another mass shooting, this one in Dayton, Ohio. 

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Lora Brandis
Keep Something Beautiful

“I love Pascal’s phrase, that you should always keep something beautiful in your mind. And I have often — like in times when it’s been really difficult for me, if you can keep some kind of little contour that you can glimpse sideways at, now and again, you can endure great bleakness.” – John O’Donohue

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Lora Brandis
Curious

Yesterday I walked out into Horizon’s new community garden* because I was curious. It had been about two weeks since some of the beds had been planted. I was curious to see what the garden looked like.

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Lora Brandis