Life, marking birthdays, Camino de Santiago, and other pilgrimages

Then you shall declare before the Lord your God: “My father was a wandering Aramean,Deuteronomy 26:5 Over at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church this weekend, Rebekah and I enjoyed another positive Sunday morning. I will make this a fairly short post as I want to highlight just one simple idea. After worship we went down to the fellowship …

Continue reading Life, marking birthdays, Camino de Santiago, and other pilgrimages

This week is a pilgrimage (or it could be…)

 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes …

Continue reading This week is a pilgrimage (or it could be…)

walk this way – the labyrinth and intentional spirituality #holyweek

God said to Moses: "Be ready in the morning to climb up Mount Sinai and present yourself to me on the top of the mountain." - Exodus 34:2 WALK THIS WAY: I can't think of a better way to usher in a new month than by talking about the mystery and the beauty of a …

Continue reading walk this way – the labyrinth and intentional spirituality #holyweek

a faith that is systemic, not merely topical

BIRDS and more BIRDS: Today's photographs come from another snowy day here in Wake Forest, North Carolina. It really is beautiful here in the Piedmont, and the birds are grateful for the feeders. I hope you will enjoy the images. In other news, I'd like to share something from my discipleship class at WFPC. This …

Continue reading a faith that is systemic, not merely topical

getting the pilgrimage up and running #ashwednesday

LENT: Today is Ash Wednesday; it's the day on the Christian calendar that marks the beginning of the season of Lent; it stands as a signal, a marking point on the pilgrim path where we deliberately turn our attention toward Jerusalem, and the six weeks leading up to Easter. Personally, I tend to approach Lent …

Continue reading getting the pilgrimage up and running #ashwednesday