Jackie Ly has been a member since 2009. A lifelong Episcopalian, she has found St. Mary's to be a warm, welcoming and supportive place, particularly since the loss of her husband in 2017. Grief and loss are a lighter load to bear because of God's love and the love of community.
This photograph was taken at Point Lookout State Park in southern Maryland at the convergence of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. The sun reflecting on the water as it slowly set and the bird quietly looking on reminded me of God's still yet steadfast presence in our lives.