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Sacred Journeys Blog

To Be Remembered

01 Nov, 2021

Today we find ourselves halfway through the Gospel of Mark. We’ve heard Jesus’ teaching, we’ve seen him healing people, quieting storms and feeding thousands. He defies the Pharisees without blinking, and constantly breaks the rules. He is...

Be Opened

26 Oct, 2021

Mark 7:24-37 is one of the least Jesu-like stories I know of. I guess I'm just not used to him being hard-hearted and yet that is exactly what he is toward the Syro-Phoenician woman who begs him to help her daughter. This desperate woman is a...

The Heart of the Matter

18 Oct, 2021

At almost every turn in Jesus’ ministry, it seems that the Pharisees are there challenging him. The Jewish sect of the Pharisees were very concerned with following Mosaic law, that is, the 613 laws laid out in the Torah (the first 5 books of...

Making Time to Rest

11 Oct, 2021

Rest... this topic is not my forte. In fact, my motto has pretty much been: I’ll rest when I die. It’s possible that this runs in my family. My brother’s saying every Friday is: Only two more working days until Monday. Having said that, I’ll...

A Radically Different Life

04 Oct, 2021

This week let's look at Mark 6:7-13 in which Jesus sends his disciples out in pairs to preach his message. I especially love Eugene Peterson’s translation in The Message, that said the disciples “preached with joyful urgency that life can be...

Living Within the Healing Stories

28 Sep, 2021

Marcus Borg, in his book The God We Never Knew , reminded us that the purpose of scripture is to "mediate the sacred," to connect us to the Divine. He also said that scripture is to be “lived within.” When we live within scripture we allow it...

Calming the Storm

20 Sep, 2021

For the next two months, we'll be returning to the traditional lectionary readings from the Gospel of Mark. So, I'd like to begin by placing Mark in a historical context, because the context in which it was written will add color and depth to...

The Story of Sacred Journeys

13 Sep, 2021

A story must be told in such a way that it constitutes help in itself. My grandfather was lame. Once they asked him to tell a story about his teacher. And he related how his teacher used to hop and dance while he prayed. My grandfather rose as...

Stories That Limit or Set Free

07 Sep, 2021

The story of the woman caught in the act of adultery in the Gospel of John always leaves me wondering what she did next? She was given an amazing gift – a new story for her life. We don’t know what the circumstances were that took her down the...

The Power of Story

23 Aug, 2021

Everything is shaped and created by the power of story. Our families, our values, our society. Stories can be factual, or they can be fiction. Sometimes the line between the two becomes blurry. But, as Elizabeth Lesser said, they help us...