Time for Comfort: I’ve Got 99 Problems (Psalm 23)

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 Not unlike the list of things to do in my life, the list of problems is unending. But this is the stuff of life. Our lives are full of problems to be solved, or not solved as the case may be.  Problems, and theContinue reading “Time for Comfort: I’ve Got 99 Problems (Psalm 23)”

From Surviving to Thriving: God’s Handiwork (Comfort: Psalm 139: 23-24)

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;  test me and know my thoughts.See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139: 23-24 When we are in the midst of caring for others it is hard to see each person clearly.  As an educator, even afterContinue reading “From Surviving to Thriving: God’s Handiwork (Comfort: Psalm 139: 23-24)”

From Surviving to Thriving: The Joy of Knowing Yourself (Psalm 139: 1-2)

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.” -Psalm 139:1-2 People sometimes say, “If I had known that I would have done things differently.”  The same thing can be said about ourselves.  “If I had known that aboutContinue reading “From Surviving to Thriving: The Joy of Knowing Yourself (Psalm 139: 1-2)”

From Surviving to Thriving Introduction

“I’ve heard that the key to aging well is to have a daughter living nearby.”, a colleague commented when he heard my parents were moving next door to me.  I think the words were shared with the sentiment of how good it will, hopefully, be for my parents to be living next door as theyContinue reading “From Surviving to Thriving Introduction”

Spiritual Practices Series

Later this week we are launching our May reflections. Using the after-Easter story found in Luke 24 we will explore together practices that help us navigate when everything we thought we knew is upended. Focused on the movement of past, to present, to future, we invite you to join us as we nurture healing andContinue reading “Spiritual Practices Series”

Ordinary Friday? (A Poem for Holy Week)

Was it an ordinary Friday for some? Chores and meal prep? Betime stories and prayers? A typical Passover Maybe someone birthing a baby Some burying and grieving their dead Did they know? Were they caught up with the crush And rush of what’s happening to Jesus? What about those on the edges? In the country?Continue reading “Ordinary Friday? (A Poem for Holy Week)”

Advent Reflection: Waiting for God (Isaiah 64)

“From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him. . .Now consider, we are all your people.” Isaiah 64:4,9b Advent is the season of waiting and expectation.  We celebrate his first coming and yet we wait forContinue reading “Advent Reflection: Waiting for God (Isaiah 64)”