I believe there are always pockets of real spiritual formation happening in all streams of the Church, but it is by nature not grandiose, not flashy, not expedient--sort of like taking a walk.
One of my former pastors--who helped ordain me to the position in which I currently serve, a year ago this week--posted this graphic this morning: Despite what you might think based on social media (which we all know is so truthful and representative) the last thing the majority of pastors here want is harm to… Continue reading The Right Answer
Earlier this year, I was all excited about life-trellises, or rules of life. I was excited because life was finally getting manageable; I had two jobs (church and this here Pilgrimage) and they were both finally fitting into the appropriate number of activities for the appropriate number of hours and people were still being cared… Continue reading The Expected Unexpected
Whichever way you put it, the Jesus life is evidently a long journey...at a walking pace. A lot of things can happen between Here and There.
This morning I texted someone for the first time and identified myself as "Pastor Jenn." Which was weird.
My husband works this job which I'm now able to describe on a basic level to cursory enquirers, but I would have not the faintest clue how to do any of what he does. When I overhear him talking on the phone to colleagues or the guys he manages or clients, I hear words that… Continue reading Shop Talk
During the summers, I spend quite a few Sundays guest preaching at local churches. One recent weekend, the church administrator asked for an updated bio. Sending it in made me think that maybe I need to update you all on what The Pilgrimage is really about. In the requested bio, I said about myself (in… Continue reading The “Spiritual Refugee” Camp
I'm really glad I was invited to do a workshop there because probably I otherwise wouldn't have taken the time out of my schedule to go, but it was so well worth it.
The key is in listening--first to God, and then to each other.
Actually, I don't know that much about the hilarity of Heaven, but it sounded like a thing. In fact, I believe it is a thing, contrary to what some of you may have supposed I thought, after you read last week's post. I should probably state clearly, while this blog is still relatively new, that I have not the ability,… Continue reading The Hilarity of Heaven