Archive for April, 2016|Monthly archive page

Young Adulthood/Adjustment

Life is full of adjustments.  Some are so gradual they are difficult to detect or remember.  Others are unforgettable and change the direction and texture of our lives.  Some “life adjustments” we choose; others choose us.  Leaving the faith community of my youth & moving to Ecuador are part of my story.

Readings: Psalm 90


Reflections on Beginnings/Childhood

Flannery O’Connor said, “Anybody who has survived his Childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.” Just as great wisdom resides in, and results from, the early stages of our life on this earth, there is a great deal to be learned from our reflections on the beginnings of our faith journey.

Readings:  Romans 8:1-17


Growing up in a violent, alcohol infused home, Nick’s friends and family thought he would end up in prison – one way or another… Now, after over 20 years inside Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton – an adult male maximum-security institution, he shares what led him there.

Readings:  Joel 2:23-27; Acts 9:1-18; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

There And Back Again

We humans are complex.  Our journey through life and faith has very few elements that develop in a linear fashion.  Our faith matures in varied ways and is influenced not only by time, but by mental and physical health, life experiences, ‘starting point’, culture, training, and numerous other factors.  We’ll begin our reflections on the seasons of our faith by looking a little at some of the nuances of the bigger picture.

Readings: Hebrews 11:1-40