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    Prayer of Examen

    04.20.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

    During a time of isolation in a hospital (due to a major injury) St. Ignatius transformed from a self-centered spoiled teenager into a spiritual director, co-founder of the Jesuits and eventually a saint. His isolation enabled him to reflect on...

    Happy Sunday!

    04.19.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

    Happy Sunday!All together, now: As I went down in the river to prayStudying about that good ol' wayAnd who shall wear the starry crownGood Lord, show me the way O sisters, let's go downLet's go down, come on downO sisters, let's go downDown...

      Easter Dawn

      04.17.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

      We have been sheltering in place for a month now and are praying that we will be on the downhill side of this virus soon. In the middle of this we celebrate and remember the Risen Christ. The day before Easter I watched Easter from Kings College...

        A New Normal

        04.16.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

        Dear Church Friends and Family, I hope you are safe and well during these challenging times. I miss seeing many of you in person, but I find comfort knowing we are all in this together and doing the right thing by staying home (as much as...

        Watered Gardens

        04.15.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

        From Rev. Tamara Walker, Pastor of Congregational Care: Watered GardensBy Joyce Rupp - May I Have This Dance? God of little buds just now wearing green sleeves,God of lilac limbs all full with signs of flowering,God of fields plowed and black...

          Memories of Another Time

          04.14.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

          Another day is here, and we continue moving forward. Or, maybe it feels like we’re spinning wheels. The recent rains have seemed to emphasize for us Southern Californians that we are to remain indoors as much as possible, further...

            How Long?

            04.13.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

            “How long was he supposed to be in there?” “It’s the third day, right?” “I wish we would’ve listened more closely... how long will all this last?” While Easter has happened and Christ has indeed...

              Butterflies - Symbols of Hope & Endurance

              04.12.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

              This video shows the life cycle of Monarch butterflies from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Butterflies are symbols of endurance, change, hope and life. This Easter I want to share my pictures of these beautiful creatures from my home and...

              Holy Saturday - Day of Darkness

              04.11.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

              As we observe Holy Saturday, a day of deepest darkness, we hold onto a faith of hope, awaiting the light of the Resurrection to dawn upon us. God has not abandoned us in these hours, but still blesses us with these words traditionally called the...

                What I Can Control

                04.06.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

                As our time of Physical Distancing drags on; if you are anything like me, the days are blurring together. Some of us might be sticking to a schedule or routine, others are just simply taking it a day at a time. Whatever is working for you, the...