Sabbath happens when we reach the end of our words (and worlds)

By Joe LaGuardia “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). All that we do Is touched with ocean, yet we remain On the shore of what we know. (Richard Wilbur) I. Words are the most valuable resources we pastors have.  I agree with Walter Brueggemann who wrote that we use words toContinue reading “Sabbath happens when we reach the end of our words (and worlds)”

The Lord is our strength; whom shall we fear?

We all have fears.  Some of us have basic fears, like that of the dark or a spooky movie.  Others of us have phobias–physiological reactions to certain stimuli, like heights or spiders.  Some are paralyzed by fear, absolutely frightened by the unknown. Fear can become overwhelming, but it can also become a powerful catalyst forContinue reading “The Lord is our strength; whom shall we fear?”