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I struggle during Lent. I tried giving up being snarky one year – that lasted about three hours. I’ve given up coffee, tried to eat vegan, etc., and I generally end up lamenting my inability to retain any sort of Lenten discipline. In recent years, I realized that I had been going about it all wrong.
Episcopalians really hate taking credit; we seem to take great pride in no one knowing about the amazing ways that we are living our Christian call in our communities and throughout the world. My name is Tamara Plummer and as a cradle Episcopalian, I take ownership that I too have at times shied away from being braggadocious about my faith and life in the church.
I write you at the beginning of a new year, the celebration of Christ’s birth still fresh in our memories. If you are like me, your Christmas tree is still up, and it will be taken down only reluctantly in the days to come. And then only because you don’t want to be that crazy neighbor who keeps his tree up until March.
One of our greatest challenges as an organization is to identify how best to utilize finite resources. But it is also a gift. We have the privilege of being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, by recognizing those most in need and focusing our relief and development initiativ
I had the fortunate opportunity to meet the incredibly strong Nanay Helen, representative of an E-CARE Partner Family and a member of Sabang Boa Housing Association this past month when I attended the Episcopal Church in the Philippines’ Disaster Response Partnership Celebration in Sabang Bao.