Holy Saturday

Today, on Holy Saturday, I have been reflecting on the in-between times of life. The times when we are waiting, when we are hoping for something more that we cannot yet see. The times when we are stuck in a season of life that we don’t love, when we are working on a problem that…

Building Community

  In my last post, I wrote about doing “small things with great love.” Each of us are only given so much time, energy, and gifts to do these seemingly “small things,” and yet, when we work together we know that we can make big changes in our community and world. Consider the current Sycamore…

Hello Harrisburg and Beyond!

As the new Director for the Sycamore House, I’d like to introduce myself on the blog. I’ll start by sharing a bit of my own story: It was 2006, and I was about to graduate from college. I applied to one program to spend a year working in France, where I had spent a semester…

Guest Blogger – Sarah Raymond

Read Corps Member Sarah Raymond’s tribute to her site placement at CONTACT Helpline: http://acertainslantoflight.fidele.net/?p=406   —

Guest Blogger: Jonathan Barry Wolf

Reflections on Rick and Morty: Finding Meaning in Chaotic, Purposeless Times This has been a challenging year for me. Relationship difficulties, stressful grad school applications, and unceasing political turmoil have all forced me to ask a lot of difficult existential questions. Why am I here? What is my purpose? And so on. One of my favorite…

Guest Blogger – Jonathan Barry Wolf

Corps Member Jonathan Barry Wolf is returning this month as the guest blogger for May!     A World of Waiting   Waiting is the worst. Everyone knows it. That’s why Amazon created Prime subscriptions and drone delivery technology. That’s also why people have started training falcons to destroy these drones mid air, even though…

“Manliness” Guest Blogger: Will Lee

I wanted to write about manliness. What it is and how we define it. Share some of my thoughts that I’ve been thinking on it the past several months. What came to mind is this which is not directly related in the way that a typical exploration might be.This is an account of a recent…

Guest Blogger: Will Lee

Throughout much of this year, the members of Sycamore House have been consumed with a conversation revolving around how a church ought to be. It makes sense – we’re on several committees, started a Sunday school program and a youth group program, are members of the choir, attend service regularly, and have two budding priests…

Introducing Guest Blogger for April: Will Lee

Meet Corps Member Will Lee! Recently, in the Sycamore House we wrote “I am From” poems as a way of looking at our own identities and sharing who we are more deeply with each other. Thought I might share mine. I hope you enjoy and feel free to ask me questions about it if something…

Guest Blogger: Grace Sinopoli

“Look at the smallest blade of grass. Is there anyone else endowed with the power and authority to cause a grain of seed to multiply, as God does? Everything in nature sings the grandeur of God.” -Adele de Batz de Trenquelleon   The seasons of winter and Lent can both be very solemn. Here in…