Are You Prepared?

This guest post is adapted from an article by the Rev. John Major, Rector, and Janine Ungvarsky, FLOODCare Coordinator, of Trinity Episcopal Church (West Pittston, Pennsylvania). Father John is...
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It's All About the Small Things that Grow and Grow

…“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so...
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Called to Make a Positive Difference

My name is Benjamin Wright, and I am a firm believer that anyone and everyone can and should make a positive difference in the world. Regrettably, in our society today, teenagers are not pushed to...
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Reflections on my Network Experience, Part 2

Most recently, the 2012 Network Meeting was held in Dallas, Texas. After three years, I have friends I greet with great joy. Along with other Coordinators that serve in their dioceses and provinces, I...
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Reflections on my Network Experience, Part 1

A little over three years ago, I received a call from Bishop Steven Miller of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, asking if I would be willing to become the Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief &...
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Faith, Food and Farm, Part 2

The well-known author and farmer Wendell Berry is considered one of the “New Agrarians.” This community is known for its emphasis on caring for the land and the soil, both in terms of the health...
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Faith, Food and Farm, Part 1

Having recently returned from participating in a Growing Food and Faith conference sponsored by the Procter Center in London, Ohio, I would like to share my reflections and thoughts on the experience....
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Partners in Response Visit Southern Indiana

At the invitation of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, we visited the area affected by the March 2, 2012 tornados, rated EF-4 (second most destructive). This storm left a swath of death...
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Blessings on Those Who Feed Us

When I was asked to blog about Mother’s Day and Rogation Days in the same breath, so to speak, I thought it would be challenging. But these two days actually have a lot in common – both are...
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Why Celebrate Rogation Days?

When I first heard mention of “Rogation Days” in an Episcopal worship service several years ago, I have to admit that most parishioners chuckled at what many of them likely saw as a quaint and...
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Giving What We Have

This post is the text of a presentation during President Rob Radtke’s recent visit to St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue, Hawaii. Madisson is a member of the Youth (grades 8-12)...
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Buying Nets, Netting Lives

When we first discussed the idea of a diocese-wide NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund effort in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in the summer of 2010, there were many unknowns. There was never...
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Compassion: The Heart of Our Faith

I’m grateful for Lisa C. Flores’ reflection today in Episcopal Relief & Development's 2012 Lenten Meditations, on the beautiful poem about the mind of Christ from the letter to the Philippians. In...
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God Can Empower Us to Change the World. It's a Slam Dunk.

This has been an unusual Lent for me. Living in a new city with a new job would be enough of a change to shake things up. But that's not what I'm thinking of. Along with my friend Tim Schenck, I...
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The Hidden Gift

Suffering is the kiss of Jesus…  —Mother Teresa of Calcutta It was while I was caring for my dying mother that I really began to understand how crucial suffering is to the humanity of our lives. In...
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Healing in a Hurting World

Today’s Episcopal Relief & Development Lenten devotional, by Dr. Christine Sine, is on the power of the cross to bring healing to body, soul and spirit – and to communities and even the world. Reading...
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Pilgrimage to Ghana: Counting the Cost

This past week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members have been on a study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit Episcopal Relief & Development field partners and programs. Some of...
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Places Shape People

This week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members have been on a study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit Episcopal Relief & Development field partners and programs. Some of...
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Reflections on Ghana and Stewardship

This week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members have been on a study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit Episcopal Relief & Development field partners and programs. Some of...
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Travels in Ghana

This week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members are on an Episcopal Relief & Development study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit the agency’s field partners and programs. Some...
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