August 29, 2018

Every once in a while, I sign up for a religiously-based online course.

A few years ago, I did one on Benedictine practices. Because it was done during Lent, it was largely focused around Lectio Divina, a meditative reading of scripture. People would get on the phone ca...

August 22, 2018

What do answered prayers look like? I thought about this over the past week while my dear friend from seminary was staying with us - along with her three boys (5, 7, 10). Needless to say, being an only child, this was an adventure. I had many questions like:

Why are you...

August 15, 2018

After having to replace almost all of our kitchen appliances recently, I’ve been thinking about our throw-away culture.

As a household, we recycle quite a bit. Dave and I will carry empty soda and water bottles around until we can find a recycling bin. We put most of ou...

How often do you hear the name Emmanuel in church outside of Advent and Christmas?

Can you recall it in any of our readings on Sunday or in any Bible Studies you may attend? If we sang O Come, O Come Emmanuel on Sunday, I am most certain I would be met with some questio...

August 1, 2018

Since I grew up in the Lutheran church, saints were never a big part of my life.

But when we lived in Italy, I became more aware of saints and feast days. There were two saints in particular that I took a liking to.

One was San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples. Our ap...

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