Christian reflections

A Turn on the Mat: The Gift of Weakness in the Community of Faith

I’m an introvert. In my lowest seasons of fatigue, fear, and spiritual wandering I curl up in my shell like a hermit crab and wait for the noise outside to die down. For everyone and everything to just go away. My best friends are those who continually reach out to me, who load me on…… Continue reading A Turn on the Mat: The Gift of Weakness in the Community of Faith

Christian reflections

Encourager, Guide, Comforter… Doula? * 10 Minute Devotional

Our senior pastor preached a couple of weeks ago on the John 14 and the promise of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word used for the Spirit in this passage can be translated dozens of ways, from comforter to encourager to helper to guide. Dale Brunner translates it “true friend.” The NRSV and the NIV…… Continue reading Encourager, Guide, Comforter… Doula? * 10 Minute Devotional