This morning I (and all of us) woke up to the news of Ukraine being invaded by Russia. This event marks a tragic day for our world as lives have been lost, safety has been threatened, and global stability is at stake. I can't help but fear the vast consequences of this act of violence. But this also isn't the only thing going on in our world. We each have things going on in our own lives that cause
This week in worship we are reading from Deuteronomy 10:12-22 just after Moses receives the second set of tablets containing the Ten Commandments. And Moses poses this rhetorical question to the Israelites, "So what does God require of you?" He then offers the answer as a "simple" solution. "Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul."
My Peloton workout yesterday was a "climb ride" which means that it is a constant climb through the whole workout. I didn't realize how difficult it would be until we increased the resistance about 3 times without a break in between. Before I knew it I was shouting in pain. I thought for sure there would be a time to breathe before we went into the higher climb, but I thought wrong. The workout just got more and more
This can be anything that has deep meaning to you. Maybe it's a tatoo reminding you of a profound message along your day-to-day life. Maybe it's an article you inherited from a loved one. Maybe it's a superstitious item that you carry with you daily. Maybe it's even a ritual practice you do on the regular to keep yourself stabilized. For me, I have a ring that belonged to my grandfather and a few religious pins from my grandmother. Even