So, today, I’m looking at John 11:17-27. Jesus goes to the family and friends of Lazarus. Martha goes out to meet Jesus and they have a meaningful conversation in which we can see Martha’s great faith in Jesus. In who he is and what God could/would do through him. Jesus says, “I am the resurrection... Continue Reading →
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Bible lately. What it says, who it is written for, what it means. I’ve taken it more personally too. What does the Bible say to me, what does it mean to me, how exactly was it meant for me? I’m someone who when I read the Bible I... Continue Reading →
My journey into Lent
I haven’t made it any secret that I’ve been struggling with my faith over the last few years and it’s just as true today as it was when I shared it the first time. Though today, I’m thinking it’s more of a struggle with the church than my faith but that too is confusing. The... Continue Reading →
Community – it’s a practice
I’ve been thinking a lot about community lately. Community, relationships, circles, sisterhoods… They are important to our lives. We need connection, we were created for connection - community. We have a friend that we have created community, well, really we created a new little family. We get together usually once a week or so. We... Continue Reading →
Here we go again…
I’m up early this morning. It’s been a while since I’ve been up this early. I’ve been sleeping pretty well, but this morning I ache so here I am. Perhaps it’s the beautiful blanket of snow I see outside our window. It’s still coming down. Back when I was pastoring the two little churches, I... Continue Reading →
It’s almost here!
I’m still thinking about Christmas… It’s almost here! It’s this weekend! How is it, that something that occurs every single year, on the exact same day, can sneak up on us and leave us feeling stressed? Every year, about this time, I say, “I’m going to starting planning earlier next year!” But do I? Nope,... Continue Reading →
What is wrong with people?
I just do not understand people... I try... I really do... But it was always my understanding that we want to leave this world a better place than it was when we got here. Am I wrong? It was also my understanding that we want better for our kids than we had. That we want... Continue Reading →
A Prayer for today
Holy God, Creator of all things, Omnipotent, Omnipresent God, We are here today seeking you, trying to connect with you, to experience you in a meaningful way. Help us to hear your voice in the voice of our neighbors, in the song of the birds, and rustle of the wind in the leaves. Help us... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, I shared the message with a little congregation near my home. As I usually do, I thought I'd share that message here. How have you experienced God recently? How have you experienced the Holy Spirit? How have you experienced Jesus? Today is Trinity Sunday, a day to think about the Trinity but I’m going... Continue Reading →
God, Are you even there? Are you watching? Are you seeing this? As a parent, if my children were acting like this, I'd step in. We'd have some time out and some serious discussions on loving one another. Where are you? I've defended you countless times in too many of these situations! Where are you?... Continue Reading →