Pathways Through Lent, our annual series of devotions, is a companion in the deeply spiritual time of Lent. Parishioners contribute to this series by writing reflection, sometimes based upon the day’s readings from the Daily Office, and often drawing from their lives’ experiences.
In the Church, the discernment process is a period in which a candidate reflects on whether he or she has a calling to the priesthood. If, at the end of that period, there is a determination to pursue ordination, the bishop’s permission is sought.
It’s trendy and seemingly unoffensive to take an agnostic approach to religion these days (and probably previous days and days to come). I’m a millennial, and discussing faith with my peers in a group setting almost always elicits a few comments like, “I don’t.
So I finally did it. I gave up all social media. Well, it’s only been about two months, but I can certainly share that not only am I more productive, but I also feel better. I guess you can say I’m happier. In today’s.
In Psalm 86:11 the psalmist writes, “O Lord; I will walk in thy truth”. And each of us Christians wishes to walk in God’s truth. One Sunday morning, Andy began his sermon by speaking two truths: God is, and I am not God. How.
When I received the readings I would be reflecting on for Pathways to Lent, I thought to myself how very appropriate for Lent. Today’s readings illuminate the important balance between cultivating our own spirit and relationship with God while also serving and acting with.
Most of us have wandered along beaches, picking up pretty shells and stones, marveling at their beauty and variety. Most get tossed away; sometimes they go into a pocket. Over the years, a few pretty pebbles have not only made it back to our.
I read a book review recently in the Wall Street Journal and the reviewer, John Kaag, wrote something that jumped out at me as I’ve been thinking about Lent; he wrote, “When I was learning to swim, a powerful yet diminutive athlete—my 5-foot mother—gave me a tip: ‘Everything.
John begins the Easter story with these words, “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark…” This is always how our discovery of the risen Christ begins – in darkness. No one is ready to encounter Easter until she.
Holy Saturday. Sabbath Saturday. It is the day after we hear Jesus lament, “my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” This is the day when he lay in the tomb, in the darkness without any light – the tomb sealed with a.
Faith. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. When I received a cancer diagnosis on my 40th birthday—July 11, 2017—my faith in God convinced me that my cancer would be a blessing. I was shocked. I had no family history. I knew I.