I am cashing in on the second of three blog posts written by a friend for me to use any week I choose. (The first – He is Enough – posted late in January.) She doesn’t know it yet, but I will be expecting this Christmas gift every single year!! I love reading her words, plus a week off is kind of nice! Please read the faith-filled words from my good friend… Continue reading
My family and I had the opportunity to worship last weekend with friends at their Catholic parish. As a life-long member of an ELCA Lutheran church, I know we have our own long-held traditions. Our Lutheran worship services are liturgical by design; there is an order to it which might seem foreign to someone new. But wow… that is really felt during the Catholic service! Stand up, sit down, kneel, speak some words, utter a cued response. It makes one feel a bit out of place! Continue reading
As I mentioned last week in Part 1 of my two part series… I am taking an 8-week online class about the writings which provide the scriptural and theological foundations for Lutheran faith and practice. As this posts, I have two weeks to go – a bittersweet thought. How can you be eager for the homework to be done for a class you intentionally chose to take because you like doing the homework?? Continue reading
I often tell my kids: Trust me! They should feel safe telling me or their dad about their thoughts, feelings and fears; always able to approach conversations with honesty. Questions are welcome. Truth is required! We must experience this trusting parent/child relationship now – practice for the future when more challenging life experience will inevitably occur! Continue reading
“Homework” as an adult takes on a whole new level of meaning and impact. For the Quest study I am participating in (see Diving In) I was asked last week to consider five different questions. Five questions which lead to reflection on relationship with God.
Two such questions: Where are you and Who told you that? To put these another way… Where are you in your journey with and towards having complete trust and faith in God, how does that define who you are and how you live in the world, and from who or what do you source your response? Continue reading
Warning: My thoughts this week definitely show the “nerdy” side of this Journey to Find God I keep writing about! I’m really into these readings from the 1500’s – writings by early leaders of the Reformation. It is surprisingly relevant hundreds of years later. How amazing that we connect to people who lived so many years ago, in a different part of the world, stumbling through life and coping with many of the same questions we face today.
Have you ever felt afraid to question your belief? Maybe it’s fear that you will ask a stupid question and show your ignorance? Maybe you are afraid questions equal lack of belief? Through asking questions, we might appear vulnerable. Continue reading