Today is Ascension Day in the church calendar, the day we celebrate the ascension of Jesus 40 days after Easter and 10 days before Pentecost. Over the next ten days we will transition from Eastertide to the season of Pentecost, the six-month long part of the church calendar we call Ordinary Time as we turnContinue reading “Wait for it”
One of my family’s honored recipes is my grandmother’s meatloaf (and for all you anti-meatloafers out there, let me tell you this recipe would turn your meatloaf deprived world upside down, so please keep you negative meatloaf comments to yourself and focus on the point of this post which won’t be meatloaf). Several years ago,Continue reading “What’s for Supper?”
Earlier this week I had a wonderful conversation with a friend about how we as clergy folks can help others learn to articulate their experiences with God. Our conversation focused on the expression of who we are as God’s beloved children rather than specific activities such as helping those in need (I use this phraseContinue reading “Witnesses to God’s Presence”
“Do not worry about tomorrow.”
We like to see this teaching as a simple way to tell each other not to worry and in doing so, we miss the depth of these words. Both being anxious and being distracted by the future prevents us from experiencing God and each other fully.