“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.” – unknown Comfort, until about two months ago, was the dry Colorado air. Comfort was knowing that the mountains are to the west. Comfort was school, papers, and my college campus. The wilderness, in contrast, is strange and … More Guest Blogger Sarah Raymond: Into the Wilderness
Sarah Raymond, Sycamore House Corps Member, will be our Guest Blogger for the month of October. To kick us off, here is a bit of introductory information: Hi world! My name is Sarah. I am working with CONTACT Helpline this year as the Volunteer Coordinator. There’ll be more about that later this month… A few … More Guest Blogger for October: Sarah Raymond
Recently several people have asked me, “Why don’t most twenty somethings go to church?” Usually they think they already know the answer, and whatever response I give is quickly followed by an explanation they like better. There are probably thousands of articles written on the topic, and I can only speak for myself. I used … More What are you Talking about?
Since I last posted, the Sycamore House Corps Members arrived in Harrisburg, PA; moved into the Sycamore House; learned, bonded, and served during a week of orientation; greeted the Cathedral family; began work at their site placements; attended a Senators baseball game; and hosted a used book sale during the 100th Kipona Festival along Front … More Hellos and Goodbyes
It is hot and humid here today. The radio station I listened to this morning said it is 95 degrees outside, but the humidity feels like triple digits. I spent a portion of the afternoon over in Sycamore House kitchen, scrubbing the tiled walls and cleaning behind the refrigerator. My two hours in the house … More A New Beginning
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are … More The Helpers
With about three weeks left in Lent, you may be feeling worn down. You’ve broken your Lenten practice and you’re just looking forward to the abundance Easter brings. Easter will be here soon, but in the meantime, we still have three weeks of reflection and prayer. Here are some Lenten practices written by Sheana to … More Lenten Practices