If nothing else, this past year has taught us the importance of social media and the ability to stay connected. It has been a valuable resource for faith communities attempting to reach out their parishioners in a time where social distancing and isolation have been more prevalent. We have also witnessed the toxicity of social… Continue reading Book Review: Posting Peace by Douglas Bursch
This documentary is a wonderful example of how creation is drawn into relationship. We are created in the image of God to be in relationship with one another and the creation that surrounds us. The filmography left me in awe as it takes the viewer to the wonders of the ocean. The majestic nature of… Continue reading My Octopus Teacher
“For times like these, when our heart feels too sorely pressed, this comfort of the Lord’s Supper is given to bring us new strength and refreshment.” Martin Luther in The Large Catechism As we find ourselves in this time of orders to “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” the question arises if we should be partaking in… Continue reading Communion in a time of QUARANTINE
There are many books available on the market that explore what it means to be part of the LGBT+ community in the Church of Christ. Those that are opposed to full LGBT+ inclusion often use scripture to make their point known for all that will hear. In the process they often neglect that everyone is… Continue reading The Gospel of Inclusion by Brandan Robertson, Book Review
In her latest book, Nadia Bolz-Weber, opens up a topic that many in the church attempt to stay clear from. While the entire basis of our life on earth is contingent upon our ability to have sex, it has often times been a taboo subject within the church. Many times the church has went to… Continue reading Book Review: Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber
It has been quite a while since I read The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. I recall being touched by it when I first read it, and was kind of excited to find out that it was being made into a movie. I am not going to say that either the movie or the book is… Continue reading Living in the Mystery
Though it may seem like it. What a bitter election season we have just experienced. I sat down last night to watch the returns with a pit in my stomach that must have been anticipating the outcome that I would wake up to this morning. No matter which candidate won, there would be people not… Continue reading The World Has Not Come to an End
After today’s 14 mile long run, I am now halfway through my training for the Detroit Marathon. Woohoo!!!!!!! I have been tested through this time as I wonder why I decided to run 26.2 miles. The truth is that I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it and wanted to do it… Continue reading Halfway Through Marathon Training!
Here we go!!! A funny thing happened along the way as I look towards turning 40. No, I am not there yet, but it is less than a year away! I started running about 9 years ago, and at that time it was more of just something I thought I would try. This is after… Continue reading Pushing It To The Next Level
So, do you have any favorite podcasts? Do you know what a podcast is? I have been listening to several favorites for the last couple of years as well as adding some newer ones recently. For those of you still wondering what a podcast is then here you go. A podcast is a digital audio file… Continue reading My Favorite Podcasts!