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My Neighbor’s Prayer

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond Thich Nhat Hanh has been tangentially influential to me over the years in the kind of way that ebbs and flows, maybe not unlike the ebb and flow of consciousness and awakening his meditation [...]

2022-01-27T13:25:59-06:00neighbor|

My Neighbor’s Prayer

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond I’ve had a few conversations lately about whether grief or joy bring a deeper connection to the divine. For some it is the mountain top experiences of delight, kindness, laughter, and peace that forge [...]

2022-01-26T06:27:45-06:00neighbor|

My Neighbor’s Prayer

Monday, January 24, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond People who practice Hinduism may begin their day with puja, the ritual of making offerings at a home shrine. This daily practice of connecting with the divine might include offerings of food, water, incense, [...]

2022-01-25T07:16:32-06:00neighbor|

My Neighbor’s Prayer

Friday, January 21, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond I drive past the Bahá’í temple almost every day. There are only seven Bahá’í temples in the world, and one of them is here. I love that it’s nestled between our neighbors and stands [...]

2022-01-23T08:24:33-06:00neighbor|

Valentine Card Signing Party

On Sunday, January 30 from 8 a.m. to noon, the Alison Tobey Smart Memorial Fund Committee invites all ages to help send love to our college freshman and first-year boarding school students. Come write a valentines note to your favorites. For your convenience, on Monday and Tuesday, those who are unable to come on [...]

My Neighbor’s Prayer

Thursday, January 20, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond Grandmother Flordemayo (whose name means “Flower of the Dawn”) is a Curandera Espiritu or a healer of the divine spirit, part of a spiritual tradition that developed in Central and South America when European [...]

2022-01-20T13:10:59-06:00neighbor|

My Neighbor’s Prayer

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond How do we grieve? What words rise up? How do we pray on the cusp of such intense loss? We have been wondering for centuries, millennia. We have been wondering—what do we do with [...]

2022-01-19T18:36:37-06:00neighbor|

My Neighbor’s Prayer

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond Taoism rests in an eternal search for a virtuous life. A life that follows the Way. And yet the act of searching, probing, foraging for such truth may not ultimately prose results. Doing-not-doing is [...]

2022-01-18T11:01:11-06:00neighbor|

My Neighbor’s Prayer

Friday, January 14, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond Sana’i was born in Ghazna—a city southwest of what is today Kabul, Afghanistan. He came of age in the early twelfth century, long after the rise of Islam, and was a poet first, and [...]

2022-01-14T16:18:36-06:00neighbor|

My Neighbor’s Prayer

Thursday, January 13, 2022 The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster My Neighbor’s Prayer: The Vocabulary of Blessing as Common Bond Daoism (sometimes written as Taoism) began in the sixth century BCE. While it may have originally been more of a philosophy or way of life, after millennia of practice and deep influence across what [...]

2022-01-14T11:49:24-06:00neighbor|