You’re getting a double header today. (Be sure to read Sharon’s post below.) This past Thursday evening Sharon and I arrived home from Michigan. Thanks for all your prayers; we had a great vacation. But today I’m actually thinking of another trip Sharon and I took from Michigan to New York.
The Patrick’s Picnic is such a happy route back into life-at-BRC after having been way. I don’t get to see everyone, but we do get to look into many dear familiar (family-er) faces and see love shining out. And there is just so much life at a Patrick picnic, isn’t there.
Issues of identity are big for a lot of us. Even while we’re going about our lives fairly competently and happily, there’s often some low-grade inner static. If we pay attention and listen in on the static, it’s often muttering, “Is this who I really am? Am I an okay person? Am I being the person I…Read more »
I’m reading a book called The Vow, by Pete Greig. He describes how, at the age of 17, a young German count by the name of Nicklaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf joined with some friends in making a vow that became the basis for what was eventually to be called The Order of the Mustard Seed.…Read more »
Last night we had our first Gathering of the summer, and our first “spiritual potluck” ever. A spiritual potluck is what happens when a group gets together without a specific agenda (menu), but agrees that each person will bring ‘something to share’: whatever God has used to speak to them most recently — a piece…Read more »
St. Ignatius of Loyala made popular what’s called the Prayer of Examen in the 16th century. It’s a prayer exercise to help us perceive the movement of the Spirit in our lives as we look back on our day. A popular version of this exercise focuses on two questions: What gave me life today? What took life…Read more »
What do you think of when you hear the word “gospel?” Maybe it’s gospel music, or the four New Testament gospels, or the cross, or ‘the plan of salvation’, or just Jesus. Did you know that Jesus had a gospel (good news) that He preached?