Journal

Tag: Prayer

A Practical Guide to “Making a Good Lent”

A Practical Guide to “Making a Good Lent”

Friends, we are well into our season of Lent. I have come to see this season as an invitation by Christ to lean in to be in him and with him in union with the Father, through the strength of the Holy Spirit. The idea of Lent and its practices have developed over many...

Tell Me the Story Again, Please

Bedtime stories. Epic ballads. Campfire tales. They are the stories that never grow old, that fade in one form only to emerge again arrayed with different adjectives, a different detail or two, but recognizable to anyone.  When we were very young, my older brother and...
The Day After Thanksgiving

The Day After Thanksgiving

“O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!”  Ps. 30.12 Of course we all go through challenging seasons, and seasons when we might feel a little depressed, or things aren’t turning out quite the way we thought or not at all the way we hoped or wanted.  It’s too...

SOUNDINGS – Elephants, Donkeys, and the Lamb

At the end of a week when our eyes have been focused on the mid-term elections of 2018 in the United States, we can be grateful that our country’s governmental model–based on the checks and balance of power–worked yet again.   For those most concerned about the...