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


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

Roots, Spirituality


11 Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it.… Continue reading Roots