Journey 1: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

"Not all who wander are lost," according to Tolkein. What's your journey? Join us as Susan discusses the journey of the magi from Matthew 2 in this Epiphany message, and continues to meditate on the image of journey for the next six episodes. Here are some other links for your pleasure! Enjoy Robert Frost's "The … Continue reading Journey 1: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Home for Christmas: Getting Ready, Old School and New School (Advent 3)

In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to be Home for Christmas in the discussion of the nativity scenes … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Getting Ready, Old School and New School (Advent 3)

Home for Christmas: Peace (Advent 2)

In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to be Home for Christmas in the discussion of Isaiah 11:1-10 and … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Peace (Advent 2)

What Can’t Wait: Incarnation (Christmas Eve)

In the season of hustle and bustle, there are a few things that just can't wait. God couldn’t wait to be love in the flesh, and we can’t either. Susan shares the urgency of the story in this Christmas Eve reflection. Read the Christmas story in the Bible: Matthew 1:18-25 Luke 2:1-20

What Can’t Wait: Love (Advent 4)

In the season of hustle and bustle, there are a few things that just can't wait. Love is one of them, and the fourth and final one discussed by Susan during her sermon on Matthew 1:18-25 on the fourth Sunday of Advent. See below for links to stories discussed in the episode. Church Unveils Nativity … Continue reading What Can’t Wait: Love (Advent 4)

S3: Rollercoaster Faith

Ever felt like you were too little and too scared to really make a difference? Here's why Christ the King Sunday is for you! Kris and Susan discuss Luke 1:5-25, 57-79, rollercoasters, and angels who get fed up with us just not believing them.

Breathing Under Water: What Comes Around Must Go Around (Step 12)

Everything that is alive breathes... both in, and out. When we limit one of those movements, we suffocate. The same goes with a healthy spiritual life and a life of recovery -- we have to keep drawing breath into ourselves, and we have to share our breath with others. Kris and Susan wrap up the … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: What Comes Around Must Go Around (Step 12)

Breathing Under Water: An Alternative Mind (Step 11)

Prayer isn't just a telephone line to God; it's a zoom lens, a trip to the beach, an alternative operating system for your everyday life. When we are in the process of living into a healthier, more mature self, this kind of meditative practice can help us find a new way through the mazes and … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: An Alternative Mind (Step 11)

Breathing Under Water: Is This Overkill? (Step 10)

If making amends is the most well-known step in the recovery process, step 10 is probably the most overlooked. How do we take ongoing personal inventory without driving ourselves crazy with criticism? Kris and Susan continue to explore the themes of addiction, recovery, and salvation based on Richard Rohr's book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Is This Overkill? (Step 10)