Sustaining Energy & the Mundane Sacred: A Peace Camp Devotional by Melva and Liv

This devotional is part of the June 2020 Presbyterian Peace Camp: A Virtual Week of Learning, Prayer, and Action. Liv and Melva are interns with the Hands and Feet Initiative of the PC(USA) Office of the General Assembly

Hello from Baltimore! We (Mel and Liv) hope you’re doing well! We are delighted to share a bit about an art piece we’ve been working on together and reflect a bit about what it means to find significance in the objects and rhythms of our lives that might seem mundane at first thought.

Melva came to Baltimore after obtaining degrees from several PC(USA) institutions. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, McCormick Theological Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary, her studies in nonprofit management led her to join the work of the Hands and Feet Initiative. Melva is an ordained Ruling Elder from the Greater Atlanta Presbytery.

Liv is finishing up a two year fellowship through the PC(USA) in Baltimore City but is a native of southern Louisiana. She cares fiercely for the disappearing coastline and for the people who know and love that land as she does. A hopeful dreamer that the church can be better than it has been, she knows this dream comes true only when our resources and actions align with our call to first care for creation and for one another. Liv is an artist, a lover of poetry, and an aspiring gardener.