In my life, I am too busy…
I have always been a Martha, I don’t even want to be Mary.
But in the midst of the children screaming, the messiness of the house and the juggling of the schedules, God is there. Continue reading
You probably haven’t noticed this, but prophets are often outside the fold of the norm in scripture. Whether its Elisha, Elijah or Jesus himself it is difficult for those who stand outside of religion and claim a relationship with God to fit. This is, no doubt, because humans long for “normatives” we long for a … Continue reading
1. Christianity to me isn’t about finding all the answers, but asking the essential questions (look at the Gospel its people asking Christ ?s and Christ asking people ?s) gathering together and acknowledging that God is bigger and greater than our understanding of things, and we’d rather see thing more God’s way than our own … Continue reading
Well, I have finished my clothing fast (which was supposed to only be 10 items of clothes, but due to clothing that looks alike was prob really 12 or 13) I just read an article about a woman who wore the same outfit to her office everyday. Clothing can help you look dependable. Its easier … Continue reading
Why Daylight Savings Time, Why? Most people don’t like Daylight Savings Time, I will admit that as a pastor it is a little terrifying to know that if I get the time wrong I’ll miss doing my job (yipes) However, my kids have already adjusted their systems (at least 10 days ago) do the new … Continue reading
“The great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ – a thing must be loved before it is lovable.” ― G.K. Chesterton | #Valentine This is why Beauty and the Beast is my theological fairy tale of choice Cupid & Psyche–the basis for Beauty and the Beast– is simulataneously the last myth and the first fairy … Continue reading
http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Matthew+3:1-12&vnum=yes&version=nrsv Ps. 2:7-8 7I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have begotten you. 8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” Brownson says that Baptism is not Salvation, but the promise of … Continue reading
Epiphany is a realization that changes you… that’s what the Magi had…it changed them Matthew 2:1-12 Then they were brave… Why? Because they experienced God….Experiencing God is like experiencing the stars. We can define the stars…but the experience of these burning masses of gas, is beyond a description. We can define God as this fully … Continue reading
Restoration: from the Latin seriously it actually is 😉 restore – Online Etymology Dictionary Restoration c.1300, “to give back,” also, “to build up again, repair,” from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurare “repair, rebuild, renew, Katy’s Definition to simultaneously destroy and resurrect something at the same time God Restores us, healing our hearts AND binding … Continue reading
“It’s exhausting being the young family in a church” This sentiment was shared to me by one of our “young families” about what another “young family” told them. Its exhausting. Of course, I speak from the “young family” and “pastor’s family” congruently, but I know what they mean. 1) Getting the schedule I’m not sure … Continue reading
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