As we walk through Holy Week - how will you encounter the "fickleness" of your own soul - one moment feeling deep faith and the next moment feeling full of doubt? There is plenty of both in the stories of this last week of Jesus life - from the crowds who "hallow him" on Palm Sunday and cry out to crucify him a few days later. How will you walk through this week?Read More
During this season of Lent we are considering "celebrating" our humanity - and part of that is actually becoming more aware of what we want. Sometimes this is hidden beneath our platitudes, disappointments and our restlessness. How would you answer Jesus' question?Read More
I have a pet peeve...people who say, "It's Friday, but Sunday's coming." Sorry if you're one of those people...I just feel like rushing to the end of the story robs us of a deeper healing that occurs when we sit in the sad, fearful, despair of this "in between day." What if we, like the disciples, were unaware the resurrection was coming? This space is a part of the journey. Though written years ago, I offer it again this year... peace to you on this Holy Saturday. Don't rush to tomorrow...Read More
As we enter into Holy week, the "confused" and seemingly fickle spring weather echoes the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus. It echoes the crowds cheering Hosanna! to welcome Jesus then 2 days later yelling, "Crucify, crucify!" It echoes the ardent devotion of Peter, "I'll never betray you" and yet...It echoes love bestowed on the disciples as Jesus bends to wash their feet...hours later, they desert him and flee.
Holy week, Spring, transitions, death and resurrection - confusion, muck, pondering...
May you experience, fully, this Holy Week, the fullness of your fickleness...another reminder of your being made from "dust"/ash. His love is greater than your fickle, confusions...
It's Palm Sunday - and we begin the Holy Week March toward commemorating Jesus' brutal death and brilliant resurrection. Won't you join us on the journey. Today's excerpt is from Paula's devotional - you can pick it up FREE on Palm Sunday in the Kindle store. Join us for Holy Week!Read More
The fifth line of the Pilgrim's credo is to bring back ONLY what God gives. It's amazing how many ways we want to interpret life (and God) by our circumstances. What do you do when God gives you something you didn't expect? How do you hold onto Him in the midst?Read More
Think back over the past 24 hours of your life...the people you've interacted with, known and unknown. Some are close to you - intimates, family, friends. Others are work or school mates or housemates...and others familiar acquaintances - like the clerk at the store or bus driver for your school kids. Some, have even been strangers...like...the one who pretended to not notice that you were grabbing for the last chocolate bar on the shelf and took it right out from under you. Yea. That.Read More
Do you ever feel like you are walking from the known into the unknown? It's so tough - but every journey has moments of light, and of dark. We have moments of rest and moments of wrestling. How might you be able to walk by faith with hope in the midst of the circumstances of your current life?Read More
- Do I desire to grant everyone’s wishes?
- Do I believe that “if something is going to be done right I will have to do it myself?”
- Do I expect myself to always have the answers to questions (about God, life, work, etc.)?
If you said yes to any of the above, consider taking 5 minutes to read and reflect on how you might let God be God this day.Read More