Bear One Another’s Burdens

Bear One Another’s Burdens

Galatians 6:1-5 (The Voice translation) “My spiritual brothers and sisters, if one of our faithful has fallen into a trap and is snared by sin, don’t stand idle and watch his demise. Gently restore him, being careful not to step into your own snare. Shoulder each...
More Tips for Worshiping from the Couch

More Tips for Worshiping from the Couch

Staying home has forced us to learn to worship in new ways and in new spaces—from the couch, on the porch, in front of an empty sanctuary… A few weeks ago, I offered some tips for things you can do BEFORE the service to help you get your hearts and minds ready...
Devotion: Eternal Wisdom and Truth

Devotion: Eternal Wisdom and Truth

I surely do miss our weekly Sanctuary Choir rehearsals! We have not been rehearsing during this pandemic, and I miss their singing, I miss seeing them face to face instead of on a Zoom screen, I even miss their jokes! (They are a pretty hilarious group of people at...
Devotion: Seen and Cherished

Devotion: Seen and Cherished

A couple of weeks ago, Todd and I had the joy of keeping our 2½-year-old grandson, Josiah, at our house while his new baby brother was born. We also had the joy of re-learning what it’s like to sleep with a preschooler. (Picture him between us, the cross bar of the...
Worship Is Different Now…

Worship Is Different Now…

And I cried about that today. Tears of longing came— because I cannot hear the collective voices of a full sanctuary singing hymns and responses, I cannot feel the collective energy of my church family worshipping beside me… But tears of consolation also came— because...
Bending Into…

Bending Into…

Perhaps you’re feeling a bit like me these days—sometimes tired, helpless, listless, disconnected or lonely. I have no idea why, but I can’t seem to drink enough water to satiate this thirst that I have! I mean, really, can someone explain that to me?! I’m suspecting...

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