The regular column by Rica Kaufel, Intern Minister. Rica started her 2-year ministerial internship here at OCUUC in September 2018. She can be reached by email at rica@ocuuc.org.

Pay Attention to Yourself

When I started thinking about attention and what I could say about it, so much came to mind.  Not necessarily ideas, but examples: times when I did or didn’t pay enough attention to my child, my friends, maybe one of you.  Times when I did or didn’t pay enough attention to details, or the grand…

Belonging; As We Are

We strive to be a beloved community where people who come feel like they belong. So, with our monthly theme of belonging, I’ve been thinking of what it is that makes me feel like I belong in some places or groups, but not in others. It seems to me that we feel like we belong…

Summer is Upon Us

Dear wonderful people of OCUUC, Summer is upon us… and I have a two-month break before the second half of my internship with you starts in September.  I will spend a good chunk of July in Chicago for summer classes, and an even better chunk of August in Germany, writing papers, but also spending time…

You are So Beautiful to Me

Our theme for this month is Beauty. It makes me feel so conflicted, I don’t even know where to start. It makes me think of an afternoon in my life when I was still on college. On this particular afternoon, I sat on the floor sobbing because I had just gone through a pretty devastating…

Let’s Be Curious

I am happy to say that I am just about to finish Spring semester. Ah, the freedom! That also means that I spent the last couple of weeks churning out paper after paper. And while that was a lot of work, I also made some great discoveries: for example, I discovered some really amazing stuff…