Volunteer Spotlight:  Food for Others

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few hours volunteering at the Food for Others food distribution warehouse located in Merrifield.  What an eye-opening and rewarding experience! Here is a short history of Food for Others from their website: For the past 28 years, Food for Others has established itself as an essential part […]

Another Daily Lift – “Completeness After Heartbreak”

Many people set aside time in their day for prayer, reflection, or meditation. As a Christian Science practitioner, I often find inspiration in daily audio reflections presented by members of our church, called the Daily Lift. A recent Daily Lift by Laurie Scott of Boston, Massachusetts, touched my heart. We all understand that human life […]

“The glue of seeing good”

On February 4, 2024, Tysons Interfaith will partner with George Mason University for an Webinar entitled Spirituality and Well-Being:  Exploring the Connection.  As we prepare for this engaging and interactive event, I wanted to share a recent article from the Christian Science Monitor, that is completely relevant to our upcoming discussion.  It is entitled:  “The […]

Chaplains Can Help Change Lives: Muslim Chaplains Provide Healing and Support in Various Settings

The following is an excerpt from an article published on Islamic Horizons. To read the article in its entirety, please visit: https://islamichorizons.net/chaplains-can-help-change-lives/. “We live in a mostly secular world that may have lost its connection to the divine,” said Tahira Wellman, a chaplain at New Jersey’s Hackensack University Medical Center. She’s the only Muslim chaplain […]

A Holiday Reflection:  What is My Purpose?

I attended a recent holiday choral concert, during which I was introduced to the principles of Kwanzaa (this year, December 26 through January 1, 2024). One of those principles is Nia – purpose. The Northern Virginia Chorale sang a beautiful hymn composed by Glenn Burleigh questioning our purpose as human beings created by God. I […]

Advent Prayer For “Peace on Earth”

Over the last few weeks, these words have become my daily prayer: “Let there be peace on earth.” With the war in Ukraine entering its twenty-first month and the war in Israel and Gaza expected to continue into the new year, the loss of lives and the displacement of people have been overwhelming. In places […]

A Festival of Light

On Thursday, December 7th at sundown, Jews all over the world will begin the celebration of the eight-day festival of Chanukah with the lighting of the first candle on the menorah. The celebration this year will not be the same, as war rages in Israel and Gaza and its repercussions are felt around the world, […]

African American Cemetery Clean Up at Bull Run Regional Park

On a beautiful recent Saturday morning, approximately fifty people of different faith traditions — youth and adults — met at the Harris Family Cemetery at Bull Run Regional Park for a fall clean up.  Members of Redeemer Lutheran, a Tysons Interfaith partner, were among the participants. This final resting place of some ninety people, mostly […]

Another Daily Lift – “An Oasis of Hope and Comfort”

Many people set aside time in their day for prayer, reflection, or meditation. As a Christian Science practitioner, I often find inspiration in daily audio reflections presented by members of our church, called the Daily Lift. A recent Daily Lift by Janet Clements, a Christian Scientist Practitioner and Teacher from Evanston, Illinois, is entitled An […]

The Simple Practice of Noticing

With the hustle and bustle of our work lives, our family lives, the holiday seasons, it is all too easy to drop into what some call survival mode … the put one foot in front of the other mode.  We rely on habits and demands placed on us by others to move us through each […]