In the midst of all the highs and lows of life that sweep our emotions around, how do we keep hold of who we are? Susan talks about the wilderness between the promises of God and the fulfillment of those promises by God using Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15 (Noah's ark and Jesus's baptism, respectively). … Continue reading S2 E19: The Sticky Notes on God’s Bathroom Mirror
The mystical, magical, majestic love of God is something we can't quite get a full hold on, but we try. One of the ways we try is through baptism! Susan expounds on Isaiah 40:21-31 in this most recent episode about an outward sign of an invisible grace. Here's some more about what baptism means to … Continue reading S2 E16: Coming to a Baptismal Font Near You
Some things in our lives are all or nothing. Baptism is one of those things -- but the good news is, we're not the only ones "all in." Susan talks about what baptism means and digs a little into Mark 1:1-7. "Baptism is something done in church one day and it takes the rest of … Continue reading S2 E10: Rock Paper Scissors Baptism
In the story where Jesus walks on water, the disciples have normalized the storm, and the truly scary thing is seeing that there is hope beyond it. Hope doesn't let us cower in the boat, but calls us, also, to step out onto wild waves and rough waters. The day after the white supremacists marched, … Continue reading Episode 60: The One About Charlottesville
Even prophets disagree. But what?! On what do we rely when there are so many voices with alternative messages of "truth"? Susan breaks down Jeremiah 28:5-9 and the complicated simplicity of stepping out in faith.