Today, I am remembering, inspired by #30 on the list of52 Things I Learned During 52 Weeks of Worship: “The people you love stay in your heart and near your spirit even after they are gone from this earth.”
Today, I had the pleasure of joining Chester Elton, The Apostle of Appreciation, on his Leading With Gratitude Live! show. We discussed The My 52 Weeks of Worship Project – and the connection between leadership, sacred spaces, learning, sunrises, resilience, and gratitude.
On March 15, 2020, I decided to #CelebrateEverySunrise.
I decided to take a picture of the sunrise every day. Sometime between 6 and 8AM, I walked to the window, looked at the water, took a picture and observed a silent moment of gratitude.” Continue reading
On the first Sunday of 2010, a 52 Week journey began that transformed a life. It began with a grief journey, after the death of a beloved father, a cherished grandmother, and the end of a significant relationship. It began with a desire for healing facilitated by a personal commitment to visit a different place … Continue reading
Looking forward to sharing the My 52 Weeks of Worship Story with the Stanford Club of Chicago this weekend.
To view my sermon at Memorial Church, entitled “With All My Heart” click here. (If you prefer audio, you can listen to via itunes at Stanford University Public Worship) When this project began in 2010, I started it for three main reasons: Healing, Connection, and Remembrance. As I walk through the 10th year of the … Continue reading
I finally completed my 52nd worship experience in Brooklyn. My52WOW-BK was the second full iteration of My 52 Weeks of Worship — the first was a global, spiritual, interfaith journey, now documented in my book, and shared through My TEDx talk, Navigating Sacred Spaces. The “My 52 Weeks of Worship Project” started when I made a commitment to visit a different … Continue reading
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
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
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