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
By: Zac Cannon I do not understand country music. I never have. Growing up in the foothills of Appalachia, country music always twanged solemnly somewhere in the background. From the lowest lows of the poor sap on a barstool mourning the lost love of his wife or his dog or his sister, to the highest … Continue reading Country Music: Do I still need to listen?
By: Landon Collins I love dreams, not the ones that involve setting goals and planning. I love the ones that happen when you sleep. I think they are fun! Unfortunately, when trying to recall and retell these fun dreams, the details seem to fade and nobody else quite gets to experience the fun in the … Continue reading Puzzle Pieces