Journey Into Lent: Ashes of Mortality and Repentence

A year ago, I was God-struck by an Ash Wednesday service that took me back to another season, to the faith tradition that formed me. With Ash Wedneday and this new season of Lent approaching, I thought I’d share the essay again. This year, I’ll have a role in our church’s service, an assignment that …

Surrender :: Do I Have the Patience of Job?

Five minutes on this one word — SURRENDER. I could write all day…. I began reading through scripture chronologically last fall, at the start of Advent, and picked it up again January 1 with Genesis. For seven weeks those of us reading it together, and commenting on Facebook, celebrated the beauty of creation and lamented …