One of my yearly rituals is to take extra time on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day and write a longer entry in my journal reflecting on the year that has passed. I'm not sure any other year (other than 1998 when Greg and I met and got married between March and November) has … Continue reading Looking Back, Looking Forward
A friend shared this great app called "Pray as you Go" which I listen to every morning during my commute to the office. It's between 10-12 minutes of reflection on Scripture (and all of the voices are speaking with an English or Scottish accent which I love!) and is very centering. One day this week … Continue reading Here is Your God
Today I am feeling very excited. It's not because this is the week before Thanksgiving and we are hosting all of my family in our new house this year and it's only the third time I have ever cooked a turkey! It's not because I have a few days off coming up and hope to … Continue reading Second Time’s the Charm!
In architecture - liminal spaces move you from one area to another Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you worn out from feeling like we have left life as we have always known it but haven't arrived into a new way of being quite yet? Are you just done with … Continue reading Liminality Fatigue
Globe by OpenClipart-Vectors/Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News. I don't know about you but lately, I have heard more and more about various factions within the United Methodist Church that are making plans to leave the denomination and start something new. But I have heard little about a vision for those who remain in … Continue reading The Continuing United Methodist Church
What do you think this is? What a cool picture. Do you have a guess what this is? When I first saw it I thought it might be plots of land but I couldn't figure out what the stripes of color were. This is actually a bird's-eye view of tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands. In … Continue reading From 30,000 Feet
Happy Easter! He is Risen! He is risen indeed! What a strange Easter this has been. For me – even more strange than last year when we were a few weeks into COVID lock down. This is the first Easter since I was in about 7th grade when I have not been in a church. Let alone the first time … Continue reading A Cruciform Life
I had the special opportunity to spend a week last week at the Davidson Clergy Centre. The program is designed to help clergy wrestle with a variety of life circumstances: a need for self-care, handling a transition, a crisis in their personal or professional life, health concerns, burn out, a significant personal loss and so much more. I … Continue reading Homeless Jesus
It's an interesting crossroads of life I find myself at today. In a couple of hours I will walk out of my office and begin Spiritual Renewal Leave. Tomorrow, I won't be back. I won't sit in the desk chair and open up my laptop and dig into the inbox or prepare for the next … Continue reading What’s Next?
It's hard to believe that Ash Wednesday has rolled around again. Add this to the list of things COVID has altered in significant ways. Tonight we should be gathering for worship and as part of our worship I should be brushing your hair out of the way so I can impose the sign of the cross … Continue reading Repent and Believe!