How to live like a saint, because you are one

How to live like a saint, because you are one

Do you consider yourself a saint? Last week the Catholic Church determined that Mother Teresa was worthy of the title. The world celebrated her life as the Pope ordained her as a Saint, nineteen years after her death. What about you? Are you worthy of the title? To be...
10 Verses about waiting on the Lord

10 Verses about waiting on the Lord

God’s people wait. It’s a recurring theme in our history. Noah waited for God to send rain; he waited for God to stop it. Abraham and Sarah waited for a child. David waited for deliverance from a mad king. The Israelites waited for deliverance from slavery. They...
Lessons in the sunrise

Lessons in the sunrise

Last week the sunrises were stunning. During the winter I usually walk later in the day after the sun has had time to warm my path–I’m a wimp about the cold, especially with a strong north wind. But last week was unseasonably warm enough that I went on walks...
Do you have the heart of a pilgrim? 6 questions to help you know.

Do you have the heart of a pilgrim? 6 questions to help you know.

Do you have the heart of a pilgrim? Don’t worry. I’m not about to hand you a bushel of corn and sign you up for a Thanksgiving play. But last week, I read this verse in Psalms 84 and it caught my attention… “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have...
2 Lessons learned from dirty feet

2 Lessons learned from dirty feet

This spring I participated in a foot washing ceremony. Two actually. The first occasion was planned. I was part of a team who washed the feet of women who dedicate their lives to service. We took off the participants’ shoes, placed their feet in warm water, washed and...
2 Reasons we don’t like to look at the cross

2 Reasons we don’t like to look at the cross

The cross is hard for us to think about. We prefer to make it a small footnote of the Easter story and primarily focus on the resurrection. If I were following Jesus in his days, I’d rather dismiss myself from the table before he washed the disciples’ feet and join...