Dust.

    "You are dust, and to dust you shall return." "Change your life, not just your clothes. Come back to God, your God. And here's why: God is kind and merciful. He takes a deep breath, puts up with a lot, the most patient God, extravagant in love, always ready to cancel catastrophe." Joel … Continue reading Dust.

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Transitional Leadership for Youth Ministry: Take Time to Reflect

This past Sunday was perhaps one of the most emotional and reflective worship services that I have experienced in my time at Parma Lutheran Church. It wasn't a special occasion (unless the 4th Sunday of Easter is considered special). It wasn't my last Sunday. And yet, during the closing hymn, my eyes welled up with … Continue reading Transitional Leadership for Youth Ministry: Take Time to Reflect

Friday Five: May 13, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: Today is Friday the 13th. Maybe I'll act extra strange today... just because I have an excuse, right? The graduation interview process yesterday was spirit-filled. It's really humbling to sit in the company of ministry leaders and mentors and be affirmed for ministry. I was able to talk about some … Continue reading Friday Five: May 13, 2011

Ashes, Ashes

“Change your life, not just your clothes. Come back to God, your God. And here’s why: God is kind and merciful. He takes a deep breath, puts up with a lot, the most patient God, extravagant in love, always ready to cancel catastrophe.” Joel 2:13 [The Message] I recently wrote a Lenten reflection for the … Continue reading Ashes, Ashes

Doing & Being

I'm writing this afternoon from one of my favorite spots in Mayfield: Caribou Coffee.  As I'm writing this, I have a number of large projects sort of looming over my head for school - papers to write, a web site to design, a prayer labyrinth to create, and lots of reading to catch up on. … Continue reading Doing & Being