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Contemplation

“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” I know that this time of year we should be focused as “good Christians” on the birth narrative, but sometimes other aspects of Jesus’ life pops into mind when contemplating the … Continue reading

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Taking the “Low” road to Bethlehem- A personal audio reflection based on “Low-An Honest Advent Devotional by John Pavlovitz. “Interlude 2”

Busy, Busy Busy!!! Been a day of running around. No time to record and edit. I had my every 6 month cardiologist visit and pacemaker check/download. I had a congenital birth defected aortic valve replaced 8 years ago after it … Continue reading

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Taking the “Low” road to Bethlehem- A personal audio reflection based on “Low-An Honest Advent Devotional by John Pavlovitz. “Episode 16”

This is my reflection for day 18 of Advent based on the book “Low, An Honest Advent Devotional” by John Pavlovitz. The Title of today’s reading was “Closing Doors.” This was probably my most naked and candid reflection yet, I … Continue reading

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Taking the “Low” road to Bethlehem- A personal audio reflection based on “Low-An Honest Advent Devotional by John Pavlovitz. “Episode 14”

This is my reflection for day 16 of Advent based on the book “Low, An Honest Advent Devotional” by John Pavlovitz. The Title of today’s reading was “The Lowest Places.” From the discussion guide; Additional Scripture: Matthew 5:1-11 1) Humility … Continue reading

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Taking the “Low” road to Bethlehem- A personal audio reflection based on “Low-An Honest Advent Devotional by John Pavlovitz. “Interlude.”

Friends, neither of the two readings this weekend have so far sparked any meaningful things to reflect on. My plan for doing this was always to keep them spontaneous and off the cuff. Usually reading them in the morning will … Continue reading

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Taking the “Low” road to Bethlehem- A personal audio reflection based on “Low-An Honest Advent Devotional by John Pavlovitz. “Episode 13.”

This is my reflection for day 13 of Advent based on the book “Low, An Honest Advent Devotional” by John Pavlovitz. The Title of today’s reading was “Surprise Party,”and John’s premise was that Jesus and His teachings were a surprise- … Continue reading

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A Dark Day In America…

Friends, This morning articles of Impeachment were brought forth against the President of the United States. It is a day of intense emotions for people regardless of which side one is on in this regard. And of course, the whole … Continue reading

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Taking the “Low” road to Bethlehem- A personal audio reflection based on “Low-An Honest Advent Devotional by John Pavlovitz. “Episode 9.”

The title of today’s reading was”Sorry and Sorrow.”  At first it seemed we were going to explore the “human-ness” of Jesus, ironically a topic I had just posted my thoughts on that subject on facebook. He began today’s reading on … Continue reading

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Taking the “Low” road to Bethlehem- A personal audio reflection based on “Low-An Honest Advent Devotional by John Pavlovitz. “Episode 8″

The Title of today’s reading was “Carry and Deliver,” and as the excitement in my voice (and length of the reflection) shows it is the reading so far that most closest represents the spiritual tradition that I am ordained under; … Continue reading

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Taking the “Low” road to Bethlehem- A personal audio reflection based on “Low-An Honest Advent Devotional by John Pavlovitz. “Episode 7″

  The Title of today’s reading was”Eyes on the Road,” and honestly I had a difficult time relating to this one. Neither the reading, nor the discussion guide topics resonated with me. Here are the “talking points.” 1. The pressures … Continue reading

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