Thanksgiving via Zoom

Our family tradition includes a devotional gathering before the Thanksgiving Feast. This year that gathering will happen via Zoom. One blessing of this digital connection is that the oldest grandchild, Kasey, will be able to join us—wherever she happens to be. Kasey is a mental health officer in the US Army. She is on assignment with her unit, somewhere, assisting local medical resources overwhelmed by the current health crisis.

When we are actively falling apart, how do we keep it together

Friends, I will be attending a multi-part on-line seminar sponsored by Spiritual Directors International, that begins this week on Wednesday. The theme is, Knowing how important it is that we grow our spiritual and emotional resilience, I invite you to consider participating. Act now as the first class begins at noon ET, November 18. The rest of the classes on on Wednesdays in December. – KCW

Be Prepared, Or Not? Part 4

There are unfolding happenings in our world; damage that has happened (fiery California), is happening now (pandemic), and will happen in the future (population die off from famine), that you cannot possibly prepare for if you are deathly afraid of death. We must build spiritual resilience and learn to grieve.

Climate Justice Ministries: Join our free virtual workshop: Spirituality, Trauma, and Climate Resilience

Friends, I highly recommend this workshop to all pastors and anyone who participates in caring for others—oh yes, that is pretty much everyone. We are already seeing new depths of anxiety as we face the Covid 19 pandemic together. Other predicaments will come our way and our churches need to be ready to address a major and ongoing mental and spiritual health crisis. Be prepared, as they say, and do not be caught unawares.