Sitting in the Darkness

We’ve walked in darkness for the last 40 day. We’ve longed and hoped for light.   But here we sit – in the darkness, in the hopelessness, in the disappointment.   I didn’t understand this part for so long. Perhaps I don’t even really understand it now. I was taught Good Friday was good because …

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On Serving Side by Side

Last week, I had the privielge of serving in worship and on a panel discussion with a group of ecunemnical clergy in celebration of Reconciling in Christ designation that Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary received two years ago. I have participated in similar conversations throughout my six years of ministry, but this is the first time …

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From Behind the Table

From behind the table, I see hands being washed. From behind the table, I see the veil lifted – the body and the blood revealed.   From behind the table, I see the bread broken – crumbs falling down. From behind the table, I see the cup lifted – the smell of fruit wafting in …

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After the Rain

After the rain, the early morning earth sighs in relief.   Relief – of having endured the storm the thirst the lack the absence the waiting the wondering,   Wondering – how long it will be until the next refreshment nourishment taste.   The taste of the cool, clear rain.

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Strolling

We went for a walk today. It’s one of those days where Spring is creeping in and there’s just something about the weather that beckons you outside to see the bumblebees flying and flirting with each other and to notice the pollen accumulating everywhere. I found myself breathing┬ádeeply into the promise of a new season. …

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Into the Darkness

I’ve always found it a bit unsettling that the season of Lent coincides with beautiful Spring days like today in the South. While the physical world is beckoning for us to come out and see evidence of new life and the signs that Spring is coming, the spiritual world is calling for us to come …

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