Spirituality

Holy Week Confession

Reflections on John 19:1-16a. I must admit that it is difficult to truly absorb, what we call the “Passion Narrative” for a multitude of reasons. It’s difficult for me to get my head wrapped around what exactly happened and why. My mind swirls with questions such as: Why was Pilate afraid? Why did Pilate keep… Continue reading Holy Week Confession

Spirituality

Silence & Fasting

My Lenten journey began with the remmants of the Advent season still adorning my fireplace mantel. Yes, I still had my nativity scene displayed, even on Ash Wednesday. There was just something about Advent and Christmas that I didn't want to let go of. In all honesty, it was that the Advent and Christmas season… Continue reading Silence & Fasting

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The Greatest Impact

 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her. – John 20:18 Lately, I have been reflecting on the word, “IMPACT.”  Merriam-Webster defines impact as “a powerful or major influence or effect.” Mary Magdalene was the FIRST disciple to… Continue reading The Greatest Impact

Spirituality

Resting Our Brains

Lately, I have been reading about brain development, especially as it relates to the age-ing process, nature, and our use of spiritual gifts. This seems rather strange to me as a pastor. I am usually reading books about the Old Testament, the New Testament, or the latest statistics about why people no longer attend church.… Continue reading Resting Our Brains