Pastor Barb’s Weekly Message 10/23/16

Grace and peace to you all!

Last week I spoke about using the Ignatian Examen to recognize the high and low points of our lives as the occasions when God is most available to us. The book I referenced is Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life by Dennis, Sheila and Matthew Linn.

This poem by Frederick Buechner expresses that truth also:

Listen to your life.
See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.
In the boredom and pain of it
no less than in the excitement and gladness:
touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it.,
because in the last analysis all moments are key moments,
and life itself is grace.

This coming Sunday, Oct 23, I’ll be using the projector in worship as I talk with the children – and the adults – about the power of prayer to open the experiences of our daily lives. Come to see and hear the good news!

Barb Lemmel

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