my52wow has written 306 posts for My 52 Weeks of Worship Project

My52WOW-BK and My TEDx talk

My52WOW-Brooklyn has been different than My First 52 Weeks and different than every year in between. I put no geographic restrictions on the first 52 Weeks. At the time I was living in Chicago and grieving deeply at the loss of my father, my grandmother, and the end of a serious relationship. As a result, … Continue reading

Looking Beyond: My52WOW at TEDx Lincoln Square on 3/27

I am now over halfway through My52WOW- BK. This past weekend was week 32! I have really enjoyed every single experience I have had at the places of worship I have visited in Brooklyn. It has been different than the first My52WOW in many ways, and I look forward to sharing more about each experience … Continue reading

My52WOW-BK Update and TedX Lincoln Square

In June of this year, I began a second intentional round of spending a year visiting a different place of worship every week – this time in Brooklyn.  So far, it’s been a delightful journey. I have been able to visit 23 new places in Brooklyn – from The Nigerian Muslim Association to the Brooklyn … Continue reading

My52WOW-BK, Week 7 – The Church of Gethsemane

When I woke up this morning, I was not sure what kind of worship experience I wanted to have. I decided I would crowdsource – calling on my Facebook friends to help me make a decision. I posted the following as my Facebook status: Y’all want to help me pick a spot to visit for … Continue reading

My52WOW- BK, Week 10: The Parish of Saint Paul and Saint Agnes

#47 of The 52 Things I Learned During (the First) 52 Weeks of Worship said, “There is a Catholic mass starting or ending all the time, somewhere, nearby.” As I noted in the book, “As my (first) 52-week journey continued, I found myself, more than once, in bed on a Sunday morning trying to motivate … Continue reading

My 52WOW-BK Week 3: Brooklyn Heights Synagogue

“Are you here for the naming ceremony?” said the woman at the door. She threw me off, as it made me think that what I thought was going to be a normal Friday night Shabbat service was some sort of family service. She saw the look on my face (confused, no doubt), introduced herself, and … Continue reading

My 52 Weeks of Worship – the Brooklyn (BK) edition — Weeks 1 and 2

#10 of the 52 things that I learned during the 52 Things I Learned During 52 Weeks of Worship was: “Google First and Then Go.” #47 was: “There is a Catholic mass starting or ending all the time, somewhere, nearby.” Both were inspirations for my pick for Week 1 of My 52 Weeks of Worship … Continue reading

My52WOW in Brooklyn

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Emmanuel Baptist Church in the Clinton Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn. My friend and Soror, Dr. Neichelle Guidry was preaching; she is also a pastor at my home church in Chicago, Trinity United Church of Christ. She was preaching as the final pastor for the “Chosen” women’s ministry … Continue reading

My 52 Weeks of Worship on the Innovation Ecosystem Podcast

Originally posted on My 52 Weeks of Worship Project:
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Mark Bidwell’s innovation podcast. In it I share the My 52 Weeks of Worship story, discuss my commitment to being a life long learner, the power of creativity and improvisation, and what you can learn when you create a practice…

Why Lying Broken In a Pile On Your Bedroom Floor is a Good Idea

Originally posted on My 52 Weeks of Worship Project:
My visit to a Hindu temple last November left me thinking – boy do I have alot to learn about the Hindu religion. ALOT. So, this article in the fantastic elephant journal resonated with me as it gave me a little more insight into a particular Hindu…