Crossroads: The ISP Blog

The Joyful Community (Reflection for May 17th)

The Joyful Community (Reflection for May 17th)

by Colette Cook, ISP Providence reflecting with the Pentecost reading, Acts 2:1-11.  As a coordinator for ISP retreats, I organize volunteer drivers to pick women up from their residences and drive them to and from the retreat house. When I check in with drivers at...

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A Devoted Shepherd (Reflection for May 17th)

A Devoted Shepherd (Reflection for May 17th)

by Pastor Melissa Pohlman, ISP Twin Cities  reflecting with today’s Gospel reading, John 21:15-19. Jesus talks a lot about sheep in the Gospel of John. I don’t have a lot of experience with sheep, since I grew up in the forests of the Upper Midwest and now I live in...

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New Light on the Easter Path (Reflection for May 15th)

New Light on the Easter Path (Reflection for May 15th)

Reflection with a visual prayer poem - “In This Newborn Light” by John Philip Newell. Take some quiet time in reflection to pray with the video linked above. Hear the music, take in the images, and allow the words of the prayer to enter your spirit. Allow this...

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Have Courage in Troubling Times (Reflection for May 13th)

Have Courage in Troubling Times (Reflection for May 13th)

by Mary Tracy, ISP Chair of the Board of Directors reflecting with the Gospel for May 13, John 16:29-33. Recently my husband and I started watching the series The Chosen. The show portrays Jesus’ disciples as frequently bickering and beset by doubts and insecurities....

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The Feast of the Ascension (Reflection for May 12th)

The Feast of the Ascension (Reflection for May 12th)

by Julia C., ISP Boston  reflecting with scripture from the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Acts 1:1-11. This weekend in some dioceses, we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension. For the past 40 days we have traveled within scriptures that illustrate that Christ...

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Lost and Found (Reflection for May 10th)

Lost and Found (Reflection for May 10th)

by Tria O’Maille, ISP Cleveland reflecting with the Gospel for May 10th, John 16:20-23 , and the song “You Will Be Found” (One Voice Children's Choir) from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. Getting lost can be a fearful experience, and so can losing something or...

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God Was Speaking All Along (Reflection for May 8th)

God Was Speaking All Along (Reflection for May 8th)

by LaTanya Simpson, ISP Chicago reflecting along with the song, “Never Would Have Made It” by Marvin Sapp God is still speaking? Sure. But it’s also important for me to remember and testify: God was always speaking! Like a lot of people, I would say that I am a very...

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Bound Together in the Family of God (Reflection for May 6th)

Bound Together in the Family of God (Reflection for May 6th)

by Jerome Thomas, ISP Washington, DC  I remember where I came from. I’m from the street, but God saw a better thing for me. I was a felon living in a halfway house, when I walked into Emmanuel Baptist Church, where I saw a banner that said, “Come Grow with Us.” I’m...

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The Transformation of Upcycling (Reflection for May 5th)

The Transformation of Upcycling (Reflection for May 5th)

by Pasquale Moretti, ISP Providence Alum and Volunteer Jesus said to His disciples, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. … This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for...

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What’s your sacred story?

What’s your sacred story?

At the Company of Grace on Thursday, April 24, 2025, guests both virtual and in-person were invited to share a 6-word story about a significant relationship in their life. Many people wrote on cards or submitted stories online, all of which helped shape the magic of...

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