Soul Waiting – Pilgrimage

Scripture: Psalm 130 The psalmist shares words of lament and complaint, but they are a “traveling song.” Our ancestors, and we, can often use language of “waiting for God” to respond in times of deep need… but might we instead be invited onto the “pathway” of healing and wholeness? The update from Little Children of … Read more

Leaders: How to See

Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 What do we look for when we are looking for leaders? The prophet Samuel goes looking for a king, but almost misses the youngest son and shepherd, David. Do we miss seeing the leadership gifts of young people? Of people who are already out “in the field” doing the work of … Read more

Leaders: A Problem of Kings

Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-20 The people of Israel petition the prophet Samuel for a king to lead them. They—and we—are invited to think about leadership as God would offer it to us compared to the ways of rulers and monarchs. Can we rest in the security of God’s care? Can we commit ourselves to the … Read more