"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.
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
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
“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
Collect for the Sunday Closest to September 21, from The Book of Common Prayer (1979): Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things which are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our … Continue reading Holding Fast
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