Two Branches, Two Invocations

This morning I had a double honor of attending and participating in two civic ceremonies: the swearing-in of our new Washington State Supreme Court Justices and the opening session of the Washington State Legislature. In the morning, I was invited to share words at the Court, after three Justices, fresh off of their re-election, were …

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“You Have Attained Your Position for a Time Such as This”: An Invocation

The invocation I delivered at the Washington State House of Representatives on March 6, 2018. You can watch the video clip here: Last week Jews around the world celebrated Purim, a festival that commemorates the story told in the biblical book of Esther. In this story, Esther, a Jewish woman, becomes the Queen of Persia, …

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“Thank you for the simple egg”: An invocation at the Washington State Legislature

On April 20, 2017 I delivered the following invocation in the Washington State House of Representatives: Source of All Life and Blessing, thank you for this season. We as a human family are witnessing the awakening of our world, as nature comes alive once again in spring. We delight in the buds on the trees, …

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