In the story of Jesus’ baptism, the heavens part open and the voice of God wraps Jesus in joy and loving care. Some translations of Luke 3:22 read, “in you, I find happiness and delight.” Therefore, we can conclude that we are also the source of God’s joy. When we…Read More
Rituals mark sacred turning points in our lives. They can help us make meaning of celebrations, losses, and transitions. As new parents to Jesus, Mary and Joseph could feel weary for what lies ahead, but perhaps these sacred rituals — and those who bear witness to them—bolster them and give…Read More
As Advent begins, we start by acknowledging the weariness, grief, rage and hopelessness we carry—and we also affirm that we are made for joy. Joy is designed to live in a full house of other emotions. …Read More
The miracles of the past are not confined to history. They are the prelude to the miracles awaiting us in the present and the future.
May the story of Joshua inspire us to step forward in faith, trusting that our God is the same yesterday, today and forever.…Read More
“The darkness may have had its day, but God is dreaming.” It might be scary, it might be horrifying, but the darkness can’t win. In the person of Jesus, God has empowered us to help make all those true, good and holy dreams of God come true, on earth as…Read More
Welcome to October – a season when we willingly subject ourselves to fear for the sake of entertainment. But what about the fears that lurk in the shadows of our minds, the anxious thoughts that haunt our everyday lives? Our anxieties, in this life, will always be with us. But…Read More