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All We Need Is Here

by Abbott Bailey In early May I attended a chanting workshop and learned a new short chant that stuck in my head immediately. The words are very simple: All I (we) need is here. I will often start my time … Continue reading

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Classroom Connections

by Cydy Weldon-Lassiter On Thursday morning, I was granted the privilege of sitting in on 5 of the 9 classes at Circle of Peace School. Each teacher and her students welcomed me into their learning spaces with warm greetings. The … Continue reading

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Indescribable Welcome in Uganda

by Tracey Miles There are no words to describe the welcome we received from Mary Love, her family and the children at the school.   Mary Love’s mother (we call her “Mom”) hugged each one of us and, raising her hands … Continue reading

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Race to the Resurrection!

by Abbott Bailey On May 20, we gathered for an inter-generational event to celebrate Christian formation for the last year at St. Andrew’s.  As part of the fun-filled morning, four teams created the following cinquains about the resurrection: Miss Katy … Continue reading

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A Way of Life: Reflection on Ephesians 2

by Kyndra Ferguson Steinmann Yesterday’s Epistle reading was from Ephesians Chapter 2, a familiar passage about being saved by faith and not by works. I noticed something though that I had read but not really noticed before… I’m used to … Continue reading

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An opportunity to celebrate our shared humanity

by The Rev. Deacon Barbara Ambrose This blog post appeared on the Virginia Supportive Housing blog and was condensed from a sermon delivered at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on July 17 by The Rev. Deacon Barbara Ambrose. My husband John and I … Continue reading

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Generosity and Joy – Pure and Simple

by Abbott Bailey with Elaine Baur As I write this, Elaine and I are on the flight home from Kampala.  We’ve said our “goodbyes” to the children and the Bbaale family and are now thinking about re-entry into the day … Continue reading

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