It is easy to advise someone else: trust God and find peace! But sometimes I fail to take my own advice. I feel a need to have it “together” all the time; to be stoic and in control of my emotions. So the story I’ll share this week almost seems like a confession… Continue reading
For some unknown reason, the radio in my car suddenly stopped working. After two schedule-ruining mornings when the car failed to start, we had replaced the battery only a week before. The radio worked just fine – and then suddenly, it didn’t.
My drives to work have been very quiet. Continue reading
As I wrote a couple of weeks ago (perhaps in excruciatingly long detail – see A Thirst for Deep Roots), I am currently taking an online class through Wartburg Seminary: Psalms in the Life of the Church. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into, but have found the readings, online discussions, and more intensive study wonderful – and a new cause of sleep deprivation! Continue reading
This week’s writing serves two purposes: the first a Public Service Announcement, the second a reminder to seek comfort in God’s presence all the time! Continue reading
In recent months my faith life felt stagnant. I felt a thirst for deepness, as if I had been simply skimming the surface. My connection to God was weak – like a phone call with a bad connection. I would catch myself blaming: I didn’t have time for the adult study I wanted, the sermons and scripture readings each Sunday did not speak to me.
In reality, there was no one to blame but myself. Continue reading