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Creativity and the Holy Spirit: Resistance, Hospitality, and Permission

My final reflection for my Seminary course on the Holy Spirit: Shortly after starting to put together some thoughts and some notes on creativity and the Holy Spirit, I discovered that this topic was bigger than the parameters of this assignment. I feel I could study the intersection of these two concepts indefinitely. Therefore, for… Continue reading Creativity and the Holy Spirit: Resistance, Hospitality, and Permission

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Curiosity

I am asked: “What is your inner source of orientation? What is your inner compass?” So I begin to wonder....hmmm....what guides me? To be honest,curiosity points the way.I follow untilthe road gets toughthen I ache toturn back.Who wins? Comfort or curiosity?On a cold day, maybe comfort.When I have the energy, maybe curiosity. So, is curiosity… Continue reading Curiosity

calling, Discernment, God, Jesus, journaling, Seeking, Seminary, spiritual practices, trust

One Word

This Lenten season our church has been talking about Transformation. Many members have shared their personal stories of transformation, so I thought I would share more of what God has been doing in my life. During Lent, we are often encouraged to take on additional spiritual disciplines. Some common ones are prayer, journaling, fasting, worship,… Continue reading One Word

calling, Discernment, God, Ministry, purpose, Seminary, trust

The Woes & Adventures of a Seminary Dropout…

Well, it was a short adventure, but a good one. I have withdrawn from Seminary. Yes, after just seven weeks. But that was enough. It was enough for me to learn what I needed to learn, for now. I knew going in that it was an exploratory venture. That I would ‘check it out and… Continue reading The Woes & Adventures of a Seminary Dropout…