I want to begin this morning by reflecting on a powerful concept that comes to us from emotional intelligence researcher and author Brene Brown.
The concept is “true belonging.” 1,983 more words
Entrustment Ceremony (by Rev. Anthony Makar)
The transfer of parental rights from one family to another in an open adoption is bittersweet. The role of a ritual, called an entrustment ceremony, to honor this event is becoming very common as adoptive and birth families feel empowered to create open and trusting relationships. 1,270 more words
Today we begin a new worship series that takes up the question of “home.” But by “home,” I’m not talking about a mere physical place where a person might happen to sleep, and nor am I talking about the physical space where a person might attend services. 1,781 more words