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    04.23.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

    Good morning! This is Rev. Jessica Strysko, the Teaching Pastor of the Water's Edge Faith Community. I wanted to share a couple of images that I have found very useful during this season. Praying for you and yours, that you may know God's peace...

      A Pandemic Poem

      04.21.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

      WORLD HEALTH PANDEMIC Grieving now Loss of life Sickness ‘cross the Globe How’d we get here Zoom’s a Show Bats in China Normal Thing Wuhan, China Quarantine Washington Nursing Home Death’s doorstep Here We Go! NBA Shut it...

        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...

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