Preparing Split Pea Soup

Prepare – Prayerful Tuesday

3 A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 The other Sunday I and a friend of mine were in charge of the coffee hour after worship.  It was going to be a cold November day and I wanted to…


Lectio Divina–Inspiration Sunday

I’ve long been fascinated with the concept of lectio divina (divine reading) of sacred texts as a means of becoming closer to God and learning more about the Scriptures. Lectio divina was established as a monastic practice by the Benedictines in the 6th century and was formalized into a 4-step process by Guigo II, a Carthusian monk,…


Notes from a Calvinist Fitness Heretic

[T]he evangelicalism of “Fitness-ianity” panders to visions of six-pack abs (instead of abs that come from too many six-packs), slim thighs and taut bosoms, and the ability to bench press the entire Seattle Symphony as it plays Beethoven’s “Ninth”.

Wabi Sabi

if only i knew what the artist knows about the great perfection in imperfection i would sip grace slowly at the ragged edges of the creek kiss the pitted face of the moon befriend the sea though it can be a danger embrace the thunder of a waterfall as if its strains were a symphony…