Lent

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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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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Whispers of the Divine

Have you ever been in a meeting talking about someone only to have them walk into the same place where you are sitting? Have you watched a rose bush bloom for the first time this season just as Holy Week? Have you walked into a store and heard one of your favorite songs just beginning? …

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Robing Up

I didn’t grow up in a baptist tradition where the ministers robed. I knew it was a part of other faith traditions. I knew there was a rich history of why clergy robed and that it was a way to distinguish the person as a person who was not only trustworthy, but also a servant …

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Ashes to Ashes

Last week was full to the brim with responsibilities from all the different things I do for “work”: pastor, freelance writer, publisher, and part-time employee at Lutheran Seminary. It doesn’t usually happen like this. Usually the different vocations don’t collide into each other, but this week they did. Thankfully, I had help from my incredible …

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I Need Maundy Thursday

This Wednesday during our weekly chapel service at Transitions, we observed Maundy Thursday. We washed hands and took communion with the youth of New Hope Christian Fellowship and as we fellowshipped, we remembered the night Jesus supped with his disciples and gave them instructions to remember.¬†Last night we gathered at New Hope to observe Maundy …

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