The Pain of Change

I recently read a quote from Richard Rohr who said, “Hurt people, hurt people.” When you first look at this it looks kind of strange. It almost seems like he’s saying we should hurt people. But if you pay close attention, I think you’ll realize that he’s saying people who are hurt will hurt otherContinue reading “The Pain of Change”

The Ancient Ways – Part 3

An unintentional fastThere have been a few times in my life I have considered the idea of fasting with some seriousness. I first read about it in a serious sense in college and again sometime later in seminary. In seminary, I tried a few times to fast just to get an idea of what itContinue reading “The Ancient Ways – Part 3”

The Ancient Ways – Part 2

Analysis of a prayer This week, we will be engaging with the first of our ancient practices, fixed-hour prayer. But I want to start by giving us a prayer to consider and see what we can learn. The prayer was prayed in a Krystal Restaurant some years ago. It has stuck in my head andContinue reading “The Ancient Ways – Part 2”

The Ancient Ways – Part 1

Introduction There are often, two schools of thought on old ways and new ways of doing things. Some people, drawn to tradition and routine, are often quite happy with the old ways, those comfortable things, for the simple reason that they are just that, comfortable; it’s what we have always done, how we’ve always seenContinue reading “The Ancient Ways – Part 1”

Musings – The masks we wear (or don’t)

Going to the store is a normal occurrence for me, mostly because even when I make a list, I inevitably forget something on the list or just forget to put it on the list. So, it was no surprise to get home from the store a few days ago and find that I had forgottenContinue reading “Musings – The masks we wear (or don’t)”

Where do we go from here? – Part 4

Where Do We Go From Here? – Part 4 (sermon and service): Daily prayer: Monday – https://www.facebook.com/147073089497/videos/182953696375908/?vh=e&d=n Tuesday – https://www.facebook.com/147073089497/videos/604861693720446/?vh=e&d=n Wednesday – https://www.facebook.com/147073089497/videos/294373841725650/?vh=e&d=n Thursday – https://www.facebook.com/147073089497/videos/1045526225841867/?vh=e&d=n Friday – https://www.facebook.com/147073089497/posts/10159987287319498/?vh=e&d=n Lunch & Learn: