I wanted to thank all of you who have followed my Lenten devotionals.
I have received very kind words and notes from so many of you telling me how the devotionals helped you during Lent.
This was not an easy project for me.
I do not consider myself much of a writer (although I am trying to improve my craft).
I am not sure what the inspiration was for me to start the Lenten devotionals, but I am very thankful that The Holy Spirit opened my mind, my heart, and my memory in way that led me to connect the scripture with you.
So what now?
First, I am going to take a short break.
Then, I look to start writing again next week.
And I have several goals that I will come with this blog.
Goal #1: The Weekly Scriptures
In my Lutheran tradition (and in many Protestant traditions)there 3 readings from the Bible (sometimes 4 if the Psalm is included) that are part of our worship experience.
I will share some thoughts on each lesson, every week on
- Monday (First Lesson [usually from the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures],
- Wednesday (usually from one of the letters written by Paul), and
- Friday (the Gospel).
Goal #2: “Off The Clock”
I find God speaking to me in everything. From music to books to nature to television and all things in between.
And I want to share with you those conversations God and I have.
It could happen during an episode of Walking Dead, while reading a mystery novel, playing with my cats, or just swinging a golf club.
I never know WHEN it will happen, all I know is that it WILL happen.
My hope is that by sharing these “OTC” moments, you will be open enough to share your “OTC” moments.
Maybe there is a song that truly inspires you.
Maybe there is a poem that brings you to tears.
Maybe there is picture you hold dear that warms your heart whenever you lay eyes upon it.
Maybe…well…you get the point.
Goal #3: Church 2020
I am working on a few ideas/proposals on where I see the Church (both the Lutheran tradtion and the Church as a whole) can go over the next 7-10 years.
I believe this is a difficult YET exciting time to be The Church.
These posts take more time to write and develop, but I hope once you read them it will spur good conversation between you and me.
So now I ask a pretty important question:
Will you join me in this next phase of my blog?
Send a comment here on the blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a Comment over at Facebook.
I want you to come with me on this journey.
And let’s have some fun.
See you in a week.