Graduation season is upon us! Many will soon walk across a stage in a fancy gown, shake hands and receive a piece of paper that signifies years of hard work and dedication to a task. Well done!
Many more of us are looking ahead to the future, wondering about our place in it, our goals, and our purpose. We’re asking, “What’s next?”
While we believe God is everywhere, recognizing God's presence wherever we are requires deliberate attention. We also recognize that time can feel short or crunched in day-to-day living. So we offer these practices as inspiration for holy moments no matter where you are or how much time you have.
“If we’re going to reach people who aren’t part of the party that we’re throwing, we need to throw a different kind of party.”
The Rev. Zach Kerzee of Simple Church in Grafton, Massachusetts, easily moves from talking about parties to talking about church. For him, parties and church are closely related; one idea usually involves the other.
What do you think of when you hear "Cinco de Mayo"? The Mexican version of the Fourth of July? Large sombreros with fake mustaches? Chips and salsa or neon yellow cheese and nachos? Maybe even tequila?
There's a lot more behind the story of Cinco de Mayo.