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What is Mission?

I just finished my third year of Seminary. Most of the students who started with me just graduated and are moving on to their ministries. Since I have been attending part-time, I still have a few years to go. I haven't shared much about my experience with my classes here mainly because it has been… Continue reading What is Mission?

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The Heartbeat of God: From Junk to Worship

Last week I was cutting up junk mail. I have always been irritated and angered by all the junk mail. Then, I was inspired by an artist I follow to see differently. Instead of seeing it as junk I could see it as patterns and free art paper. As I was cutting, I began to… Continue reading The Heartbeat of God: From Junk to Worship

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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

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The Moments Without the Oar

I've been taking an online class on spirituality and poetry (The Spiral Way: Celtic Spirituality and the Creative Imagination - abbeyofthearts.com). It was a four week class and the final class was a doozy with several writing exercises. The subject was pilgrimage, specifically a form of Irish pilgrimage called Peregrinatio. Irish monks would be prompted by… Continue reading The Moments Without the Oar