52 Things I Learned…

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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

52 Things I Learned During 52 Weeks of Worship

One of the things I hear most often when I share the story of My 52 Weeks of Worship is…well, what did you learn? Here is a list of 52 Things I learned during a year where I made a commitment to visit a different place of worship every week, whether that place of worship reflected my … Continue reading

Reminds me of #30

This holiday weekend, I have been thinking a great deal about a dear friend of mine, Jenea James, whose life was recently and tragically cut short. Sharing memories with others who loved her, and thinking about the times that we shared made me think about #30 in the list of The 52 Things that I … Continue reading

52 Things I Learned From 52 Weeks of Worship

So, a dear friend of mine has me contemplating simplicity, and purity, and the value of just being silent. This reminds me of #43: Sometimes, its nice just to be quiet, and listen.

52 Things I Learned from 52 Weeks of Worship

  Worship is happening somewhere, every day, at all times.

Thank you Delta Sigma Theta, the Centennial Ecumenical Service reminds me of #15…

Today is a very special day in my life, and in the life of hundreds of thousands of African-American women who are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Sorority. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service organization founded on Christian principles with an … Continue reading

52 things I learned from 52 Weeks of Worship

  It is about God, and community, and experience, and worship, and culture, and family, and love.

Nothing like great music…reminds me of #32…

Today, I had the distinct pleasure of returning to my home church, Trinity United Church of Christ for the early service. On the way there and back in my car, and throughout the service (courtesy of the powerful Men’s Chorus),  I was blessed by energetic and wonderful gospel music, and was reminded once again about … Continue reading

52 Things I Learned from My 52 Weeks of Worship

It’s ok to come into a service, listen, and then leave without talking to a single soul.

52 things I learned from 52 Weeks of Worship

The people that you love stay in your heart, and near your spirit even after they are gone from this earth.