In threads of light and stardust strands,A tapestry of life expands,God's handiwork with colors bright,An ode to love, a dance of light. From mountains grand to oceans deep,In every soul, His grace does seep,A symphony of hues diverse,In sacred unity, we're immersed. All races, genders, creeds combined,In God's embrace, our hearts aligned,No boundaries drawn, no… Continue reading God’s Tapestry
Author: The Rev. Allison Burns-Lagreca, MDiv.
Finding Hope in the Light of Christ
Frozen in fear, I stand so still,My heart feels numb, my soul is chill,The darkness grips, I cannot fight,I long for warmth, for guiding light. But in the midst of my despair,A glimmer shines, a hope so rare,A voice that whispers, "Do not fear,For I am with you, I am near." I turn my gaze,… Continue reading Finding Hope in the Light of Christ
The Ancient Tool That Will Change Your Life: Visio Divina
Praying via art is a multi-sensory way to pray with God. Visio Divina is a type of prayer that makes use of visuals — works of art, stained glass windows, icons, and even natural images. We all need a spiritual practice that integrates our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves. Visio Divina is a practice with… Continue reading The Ancient Tool That Will Change Your Life: Visio Divina
Finding Peace as We Age: How Spirituality Can Help Us through the Journey.
As we age, we begin to experience changes physically and emotionally, and spiritually. For many people, this involves taking a spiritual journey. We may find ourselves seeking more meaning and purpose in life as our loved ones pass away. We may feel more isolated as we move from a family of many to one of… Continue reading Finding Peace as We Age: How Spirituality Can Help Us through the Journey.
Contemplative Prayer: The Difference It Makes as a Christian Practice.
Nowadays, people often do not take time to reflect on their faith. Instead, they're rushing from one thing to the next without ever taking a second to stop and take in what's going on around them, yet Christianity is a faith that begins in prayer. The Bible tells us to "Pray without ceasing." Contemplative prayer… Continue reading Contemplative Prayer: The Difference It Makes as a Christian Practice.
Addressing Toxic Culture and the Courage to Change
Dismantleing Toxic Culture is not an easy task, and quite frankly it's not one that every church leader has been called to do, has the strength to do or is equipped to handle.
What does it mean to Retreat in a secular world?
Subscribe to get access Read more of this content when you subscribe today. They say the beach in which my room overlooks is known for its healing qualities. If I had any doubts when I first arrived they have all been alliviated now. The word retreat in the Christian world conjurs up so many thoughts… Continue reading What does it mean to Retreat in a secular world?
Stations of the Cross through Mary’s Eyes
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Lent III: To Be Known is to be Loved, To Be Loved is to Be Known
Exodus 17:1-7Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42Psalm 95 Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt… Continue reading Lent III: To Be Known is to be Loved, To Be Loved is to Be Known
Getting out of our Comfort Zone: The Risk of Seeing and the Risk of Going Unseen.
Genesis 12:1-4aRomans 4:1-5, 13-17John 3:1-17Psalm 121 When I was a mere 21 years of age, I lost a dear friend and mentor. I remember her brother sitting in a wheelchair alongside the family near the coffin. We were still in the middle of the AIDS crisis. Everyone knew he had the disease. He had the… Continue reading Getting out of our Comfort Zone: The Risk of Seeing and the Risk of Going Unseen.