Author Archives: Christiana McQuain

The Deep End

My four-year-old niece is learning to swim.  Riley loves the water, but she is also terrified of it.  On the day of her first swim lesson, she got all gussied up in her bathing suit, bathing cap, and goggles. She … Continue reading

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Through a Lens of Belonging

This past weekend, I was blessed with the opportunity to lead – or I suppose it would be more accurate to say accompany – two young children on a walk through the woods.   We carried magnifying glasses so that we … Continue reading

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Resilience: When Life Hands You Lemons

This morning in the worship service, I shared a presentation about Lemonade, and one perspective on how to think about the lemons that life hands you.  I’d like to share another take on this adage.  A (lemon) twist, if you will… Continue reading

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Faith: Being More

Daily I wrestle with the feeling that the state of the world I see before me is all there is.  Daily, I doubt my ability to have an impact Is this reality, or is this a perception of my own … Continue reading

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All is Welcome Here: Bring it On!

What brings you here today?  Are you lost and seeking familiarity – something recognizable to help you find your way back to your comfort zone, or to a new path entirely?  Are you “found” and desiring to rejoice and share … Continue reading

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Come, Come Whoever You Are: Welcoming Woke-ness

Today you may hear words that upset you.  Today you may be confronted with ideas that challenge your innate or carefully cultivated sense of knowing that you are on the right path.  What will you do when you are faced … Continue reading

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Come Come Whoever You Are: Broken Vows

Come, Come, Whoever You Are Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times Come, yet again, come, come.  ~ Jalaluddin Rumi    … Continue reading

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