Stories of Transformation

A blessing of connection in the midst of a pandemic and social isolation

By Kristee Laiva Thriving Leadership Formation (TLF) Program provided a blessing of connection in the midst of a pandemic and social isolation.  We came together via Zoom from different communities, walks of life, churches, states even, but we came together as one body in Christ.  These were my people, because these are His people, imperfect yet filled … Read more

Engaging in contemplative practices with others enhanced my life and ministry

By Deacon Mary Black Contemplative practices in my life, I find, ebb and flow much like everything else on this journey of understanding. There have been times, I recall, setting my alarm before my house, my family, started their days, before the tasks of my day forced me away. A quiet place, a scripture or … Read more