be still

A hymn to help voice prayers for peace

The Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, a Presbyterian hymn-writer who has penned new lyrics to more than 400 hymns, has published her most recent hymn, “We Pray for Peace” to Finlandia, the tune for the hymn “Be Still, My Soul” and “This is My Song.”

A racing heart and tightening in the chest

The COVID-19 pandemic. Record breaking natural disasters. Racial injustice and unrest. Rising poverty. Fear of election violence. So, with all of this trauma and extra stress 2020 has unleashed, how does one cope with anxiety or depression? This was the topic of a Sunday evening conversation hosted by 1001 New Worshiping Communities.  Their guests were Dena and Jason Hobbs, who are familiar with the struggle of anxiety and depression, both professionally and personally.