Author Archives: Sue Browning

20 Years Later

On this anniversary of ‘9/11’ my hope is we’ll pause and reflect on our sense of the event 20 years later. Where were you that morning? Where were you in your life’s journey in September 2001?

That morning I had flown to NYC on the 6 a.m. … read more.

Accountability This Time

Tuesday afternoon the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. There is a sense of relief in reaction to the verdict. This highly publicized case, that we have come to know so well, is closer to ending. There still needs to be … read more.

International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31, 2021

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s a day to celebrate transgender people and to recognize the ongoing discrimination faced by trans people every day.

Locally, again this year, the Talbot County Council voted unanimously to … read more.

Once Again

Last Sunday we lit a candle for the victims of the Atlanta area shootings. As I lit that candle, I noted that while we had heard much about these deaths, many others die each day from gun violence. During Joys and Sorrows, a … read more.

Welcoming the Stranger

It has been a year. The last service we held in our sanctuary was Sunday, March 8, 2020. We gathered with paper orders of service, we sang, we passed the plate, we shared joys and concerns, and we drank coffee. And then things … read more.

My Three Questions

Last Sunday I preached on the “Ages and Stages” in life. I’m wondering what folks are thinking about the three questions I posed in the sermon?

As a recap, I noted there are physical realities of getting older. From that first year of life until the end, we change. Our numerical … read more.

Small Acts of Kindness

“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.” — Morgan Freeman

As we head towards Valentine’s Day, I’ve been noticing little acts of care and kindness.

I am grateful for the grocery clerk who noted one of my purchases was ‘buy … read more.

A Needed Tribute

On Tuesday evening the nation set aside a time to mourn the 400,000 lives lost to the Covid-19 virus. The ceremony included prayer, beautiful music, and brief words from President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. It was a needed moment.

The setting was particularly striking. The … read more.

Cleaning Up

I write one week after attackers ransacked our Capitol.

From what I have read, the halls of the capitol have been more or less cleaned up. The broken windows and doors have been repaired, or at least boarded up, and members’ offices … read more.