From Home to Heart: Trees & Trauma

  Trees have long memories. Trees are changed by their experiences. The rings of trees absorb their history: Droughts, floods, fires, injuries, and diseases – they’re all recorded. Our bodies have long memories, too. Psychologists tell us that the human body remembers trauma in all its forms – the horrific traumas that are evoked by the word, as well as the invisible traumas that can be just as devastating. The body absorbs them all, and is changed by... Read More
Posted by The Reverend Sandy Webb at Sunday, June 28, 2020
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From Home to Heart: Overton Park

Images Courtesy Melissa McMasters, Overton Park Conservancy Director of Communications Why can’t life be more like Overton Park? For those of you who may not know about Midtown’s treasure, let me tell you: Overton Park is a 200-acre oasis in the city. Overton Park contains an old growth forest where plants and animals coexist sustainably. The people who exercise in Overton Park seek to live healthy lives and they reflect the diversity of our city – all races, all... Read More
Posted by The Reverend Sandy Webb at Monday, June 22, 2020
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2020 Nave Pilgrimage Sermon

  Pilgrimage Opportunities to the Restored Nave (in the midst of a global pandemic) Ezekiel 37:1-14     In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.   God places the Prophet Ezekiel in a field of dry bones. The bones are long dead; the breath of life has long departed. God tells Ezekiel that the bones can live again, but Ezekiel has a hard time believing it; he looks around and sees only death.   God says,... Read More
Posted by The Reverend Sandy Webb at Monday, June 15, 2020
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From Home to Heart: Original Sin

The church’s ancient doctrine of original sin can be hard to get our arms around. Why does Adam’s sin carry on to me? I didn’t eat the apple. I didn’t seek to be like God.   Here’s the key to understanding original sin: It’s not about you.   The idea that sin is about our own individual actions and inactions was rejected in the fifth century. Sin is about the state of the world. None of us started it, and none of us can stop it.... Read More
Posted by The Reverend Sandy Webb at Monday, June 15, 2020
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