For the past two years I have been wrestling with how my ministry would be expressed in the world. This discernment journey has taken me “around the block” and back again many times and during this past summer I had finally made my decision, I choose not to be ordained in my denomination of … Continue reading I Choose . . .
This last week I heard of the passing of Marcus Borg. I was sadden not just at his passing but because I have learned so much from his writings. I will miss reading his words and having them open up my understanding of Jesus as both human and Divine. Marcus Borg’s writings were instrumental in … Continue reading Marcus Borg & Gratitude for our Mentors—Prayerful Tuesday
Prepared for a Sermon at Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle WA January 18th, 2015 Scripture: Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Have you ever had that feeling you are being watched and you turn around and around to see who is there? I have and I must admit it often feels creepy! Someone is watching me, why, who … Continue reading The Angel’s Voices
As I am personally preparing for Christmas I have been disturbed by the amount of violence and death around the world. Peace on earth does not seem near. So as part of my morning ritual I have been doing Lectio Divina with the Psalms. They have brought me some comfort but this Psalm struck a … Continue reading A Conversation with a Psalmist –Prayerful Tuesday
Last Friday I had foot surgery to correct arthritis damage to two toes. I have had day surgeries before and in general they go well, just as this one did. But as I waited to be taken in to surgery I began to think of the consequences of my doing this. The benefits are … Continue reading The Spiritual Gift of Slowing Down – Prayerful Tuesday
Luke 6:12 During that time, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night long. God speaks to us in many ways–through relationships, our experiences, sacred texts such as the Bible and many more. Today I am asking you to “read” a photograph using the practice of Visio Divina, Latin … Continue reading A Woodland Path, Visio Divina
I am preaching next Sunday and the first step in the preparation for my sermon is to pray my scripture using Lectio Divina. The last step in my Lectio Divina is to write in my journal what I hear in the scripture. Often I will draw a Mandala as a visual image of what I … Continue reading Praying with Art – Prayerful Tuesday