A Song & A Prayer

Sometimes having songs so deeply embedded within your brain and heart that you can sing them almost mindlessly becomes an exercise in introspection. I was awake in the middle of the night and had “God Be with You Till We Meet Again” by Jeremiah Eames Rankin running...

On Self-Compassion

I started writing this week’s post last week, and it was mostly about what a hypocrite I am. While there is value in that self-reflection, my heart was changed Sunday night, meeting with our Physical Wellness Lenten small group.* As our group worked through questions...

Reflections on Leading at Linworth

For the season of Lent, I’ll be taking over the Monday Musings blog from Pastor Anna. Partially, I’m doing this as a reflective exercise for my Field Experience in Ministry course (a big thank you to PA and the LUMC community for supporting me in this), and partially,...

On Recognition

It has been a few Mondays since I have shared with you in this space… Sorry about that! Today is a Monday like most Mondays around our office. We’re debriefing from yesterday’s worship, recording the attendance and offering, starting the preparations for the...

Gut Check on Discipleship

My kid just turned 5. The bedtime stalling is real. There are a lot of things that you can go without. One night without brushing your teeth? You’ll live. You do not need another drink. We’ll make sure that the teddy bear you left downstairs will be well cared for....

Courage to Follow our Savior

There has been a certain amount of joking on social media about the week between Christmas and New Year’s – people claiming to forget what day it is, what they are supposed to be doing – fueled by leftover cheese and...