ministry, Scripture, spiritual, stories, theological

Imagination: A Sermon

A sermon offered in preaching class... “I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may… Continue reading Imagination: A Sermon

cultural issues, mental health & wellness, ministry, Scripture, spiritual, stories, theological

Some Words on Wordlessness: A Sermon

A sermon offered in Preaching class last week... “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit… Continue reading Some Words on Wordlessness: A Sermon

mental health & wellness, spiritual, stories

Heartbeat: A Travel Blog

I am very decidedly a "city person." So much so that, during seminary orientation last year, when some new friends invited me to "go exploring" with them I assumed they meant exploring downtown. Lo and behold, they meant exploring a state park. So off I went hiking. For the past 4 days, I hit the… Continue reading Heartbeat: A Travel Blog

ministry, personal, spiritual, stories, work & vocation

Why Seminary?

"A woman asked me at lunch today -- not in a confrontational way, but just in the I'm-confused way in which it often comes -- 'And why are you going to seminary?'" - Dr. Greg Garrett, Crossing Myself: A Story of Spiritual Rebirth If I had a dollar for every time I've been asked that (and… Continue reading Why Seminary?

spiritual, stories, work & vocation

5 Life Lessons from the Retail Industry

Over time, there have been seasons in life when I've worked retail jobs as my main or sole source of income. Recently, to my surprise, I've been truly grateful for my latest stint on staff at a store. Retail can be rough for many employees, but I've been blessed with fun co-workers, patient customers, decent… Continue reading 5 Life Lessons from the Retail Industry