This year I created a litany for our Ash Wednesday gathering at MCC. I felt compelled to do this, because many of the confessions that are available (to my knowledge) tend to be anti-human. They play into a negative and unhelpful theology that says being human is a bad thing. Yet, in the scriptures, God … Continue reading Letting Go & Letting Come: An Ash Wednesday Litany
I have a confession to make. Usually, I don't like to speak for other people, but for this post I am making an exception. Now, I'm not claiming to speak for all pastors/clergy/speakers. That would be ridiculous. However, I am speaking for people like me who have some explaining to do. So, here's the confession: … Continue reading Why Your Pastor Can’t Always Tell You What You Want to Hear
Our words matter. Think about it. When someone says something kind, positive, or encouraging, what effect does that have on you? On the kind of day you are having? A well placed word can make all the difference. Proverbs 16v24 puts it like this: "Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing … Continue reading do you have a potty mouth?