Dear Salisbury…

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." From the moment I arrived in 2013, a strange but beautiful dichotomy began to unfold. The seven years we were called together brought some of my greatest joys and deepest hurts.

Embracing the Darkness

While Holy Week is typically recognized by days such as Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, there is one particular day that doesn't quite get the attention it probably deserves - in particular, the day between the Cross of Good Friday and the Empty Tomb of Resurrection Sunday, otherwise known as 'Holy Saturday,' This post explores the significance of darkness, symbolized with the tomb. When we learn to embrace the darkness, the light of resurrection becomes that much brighter.

Rosh Hashanah

Days of Awe Depending on which calendar(s) you may use, whether print or digital, perhaps you've noticed a day coming up next Monday, September 10th called Rosh Hashanah. (I use a combination of Apple and Google Calendar, by the way, which I don't know how I would survive without!)  It's kind of like one of those days like 'Canadian Flag Day' that occasionally pops up …