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Healthy Hearts. Happy Women

– Written by Vanderbilt Nursing Students
February is American Heart Health Month
The best way to celebrate the month of love is to learn about the heart! Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in the United States. Coronary Heart Disease, hypertension, and stroke fall under the umbrella term of heart disease.…

Monday Meditation: A New Look at Psalm 23

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
At least once a month, I lead a Spirituality in Recovery group focused on Psalm 23, perhaps the most famous of the 150 psalms included in Scripture. This psalm is frequently read aloud at funeral services because of this line: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”…

Monday Meditation: The Beatitudes

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
When Jesus sat down on a mountainside overlooking the Sea of Galilee to deliver what would come to be known as “The Sermon on the Mount,” I imagine that the women and men and children who gathered around him leaned forward, straining to hear his provocative words.…

When I Grow Up

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney   
During the pandemic, my extended family has gathered weekly via Zoom to stay in touch. With participants ranging in age from 7 months to 81 years, these experiences have been memorable and life-giving for us.…

Spread the Word

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Monday Meditation: Fourth Week of Advent

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
The week of Christmas has arrived. As the days of Advent dwindle, our thoughts turn to love – the final theological theme of this holy season of spiritual preparation. “Love” is a word we use frequently in conversation, but often in a way that diminishes its meaning.…

Monday Meditation: Third Week of Advent

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
Yesterday morning, I lit the rose-colored candle in our Advent wreath as my husband and I worshiped via Zoom – the candle of joy. The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday – the Latin word gaudete means “rejoice.”…