The Love First Blog

Who is God for me?

As summer arrives here on Cape Cod, it seems easy to find God. As I write this I'm looking out my window at new buds opening into sunshine and at bright-breasted robins, their heads thoughtfully inclined, divining the soft rumble of worms beneath their feet. Later...

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For Better or Worse

Matt and I don’t fight that often. For that, I’m grateful. (That’s not to say that we don’t get on each other’s nerves sometimes!) During our engagement, we had one big fight that—literally—got me up from the couch, ready to pack my bags, and get back on the dating...

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Worms and Wandering

I’m not sure how I landed at St. Barnabas as the Director of Children's Ministries. My spiritual path and my vocational pursuit rarely—if ever—overlap. And the paths for both have been long and confusing, and only sporadically well lit. Conversations about vocation...

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Love and Kindness

Part of my job at Saint Barnabas includes writing articles for our quarterly parish newsletter. When the editor asked me to write about what was “new and exciting” for our children and youth programs this coming year, I’ll admit to feeling like I wasn’t working hard...

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Talking about Orlando, Love First is born

We’ve had several difficult conversations in our house since the Orlando massacre earlier this month. Usually we shield the kids from the news after these events, and especially from our own emotional conversations about the senselessness of such tragedy....

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