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We Will Sing, Sing an Old Song 2

We don’t have to be musicians to know the power of music. We carry music with us through all the places of our lives and in all the places in our hearts. And in especially potent moments, the music may well do the carrying. David, a man after God’s own […]


A Heart Like His: David’s Journey

I find it curious that despite his many flaws David is given a generous title: a man after God’s own heart. (1 Samuel 13:14).  One of my favorite questions to ask friends and family at times has been “why is David called – a man after God’s own heart?”  Those […]


Healing Worship 1

There’s an old image for the pastoral vocation; it can be claimed by worship leaders too. It is to be a doctor of souls . . . It means in music and spoken word and Eucharistic invitation we offer healing. When I was a student at Fuller Seminary, there was […]


“The Walking Dead” and Lent

The first episode of the TV show titled, “The Walking Dead,” begins as its protagonist Rick Grimes wakes up in the hospital. A gun shot in the line of duty put him into a coma for months and there inside a severely damaged hospital building he finds himself alone. As […]


Darkness is My Closest Friend

A Scripture Reading from Psalm 88 You have taken from me friend and neighbor—darkness is my closest friend. Psalm 88:18   Many North American Christians are naïve about suffering. We design a remedy for every anguish. We go to the doctor to replace a creaky knee. We go to the […]


Abuse and Neglect

Dustin is a counselor at the Granite Springs Counseling Center – who writes periodically for the Granite Springs Blog. You can visit the Granite Springs Counseling Center website for more information on the amazing work they are doing to care for our community at granitesprings.org/counseling.  As a counselor, it is a […]


In a Whisper 2

In 1 Kings 19, the prophet Elijah ran for his life, seeking refuge in the wilderness. He climbed to the top of a mountain and cried out to God, desperate for comfort and direction and validation of his suffering. As Elijah stood there, a great wind whipped past, breaking rocks […]