Spirituality

A Helpful Lent Resource…

Lent is something most people don't even think about except when it's all over their clothes. This however is not the Lent I want to talk about here. Traditionally, Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, repentance, penance, alms-giving, and self-denial. For many orthodox churches and denominations it is the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:18+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Prayer, Spirituality, TLM Blog, Worship|0 Comments

Intimacy

Guest Article by Jason Clark, author/songwriter I leaned in close to my beautiful Karen. Her back was resting against the railing that separated us from the waterfall. This was the girl I would spend the rest of my life with, and I knew it. Earlier, we had walked through the small New York town of Rush. We held hands and laughed. We dreamed and ate chocolate. Now we were hidden from the whole [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:23+00:00 February 18th, 2014|Books, Love, Relationships, Spirituality, TLM Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sneak Peek

I was asked by Baker Books in 2011 to write something about a new book written by author/songwriter Jason Clark.  Well, I was thrilled to be asked because Jason was a friend of mine who I met in College and whose music I already listened to. Jason had produced an album entitled Surrendered and Untamed and had now written a book with the same title. The publisher sent me a copy of the book and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:23+00:00 February 16th, 2014|Books, Guest Author, Love, Relationships, Spirituality, TLM Blog|0 Comments

Lenten Season Resource

Lent is something most people don't even think about except when it's all over their clothes. This however is not the Lent I want to talk about here. Traditionally, Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial. For many orthodox churches and denominations it is the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:23+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Spirituality, TLM Blog|0 Comments

Getting Unstuck…

Mark 14:38 b. "The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak." I have not written anything for some time. I have been going through one of the most difficult seasons and it has been hard to share anything that I thought was of value. Life can be so hard and ministry most lonely. This is not what most churches want to hear. Sunday after Sunday in our Traditional American Churches there is an expectation [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:24+00:00 July 8th, 2011|Prayer, Spirituality, TLM Blog|0 Comments