By: Barbara Edwards The wind was blowing – the power was out – I sat down to read. During Lent I’ve been reading “CREED” What Christians Believe and Whyby Adam Hamilton. This book explores the Apostles’ Creed phrase by phrase. Today’s reading was entitled “Communion of Saints”. It’s important to remember that “saints” in the … Continue reading Saints
By: Sheri Owen MINNEAPOLIS — Look at them, those champion Virginia Cavaliers, inadequate no more. They can smile, see. They can dance. They can bounce on an elevated stage, in a supersized venue, during the most precious moment of the final night of the college basketball season. Look at them, and say it again: those champion … Continue reading To Be or Not to Be…Humble
By: Zac Cannon A very common danger for people with special needs is wandering or elopement. This can be a very frightening reality for parents and caregivers of a person, young or old, who sometimes strays from the safety of their family, teachers, and other aids. This fear is often compounded by the inability of … Continue reading Lost & Found
By: Landon Collins During this Lenten Season the staff is fasting and praying for connectivity and community in Earlysville. I pray that in sharing this, it does not come across in any way like one of the Pharisees who wanted to boast about what they were doing. I am sharing our practice as an invitation … Continue reading Magical Fasting?
By: Lance King Sunday night’s Divine Dialogue was one of my top 10 favorite experiences as part of the Chestnut Grove community! In a rare combination of generosity and academic rigor, Landon and Zac explored a variety of doctrinal perspectives about “how Jesus makes us right with God” along with a group of thoughtful parishioners. … Continue reading Got Mature Beliefs?
Growing up Catholic I experienced Lent as part of my yearly rhythm. We went to Ash Wednesday services, we didn’t eat meat on Friday, and I may or may not have given up something. It was just what we did as a family. Experiencing Lent as a Baptist and an adult has been the same … Continue reading Lenten Practices
By: Landon Collins Today is Ash Wednesday. It is a significant day in the life of the Church. In forty-six days we will gather together to celebrate the Resurrection. But how will we get there? For some the next forty-six days will be just as normal as the previous forty-six. For others however, there will … Continue reading Ash Wednesday and the Practice of Fasting