A Wake-Up Call

I came up here fighting my own emotions all the way. Sadness, anxiety, even fear were all roiling around inside me as I faced the prospect of my annual retreat. Why all this turmoil over a trip to one of the most beautiful and serene places I know? Good question. Every year, I plan a week-long spiritual retreat in June to mark the end of … Continue reading A Wake-Up Call

The Issue Before Us Is Death

I can hear birds chirping outside my window. The spring flowers are just beginning to send up their green shoots as they awaken from their winter’s slumber. Easter Sunday is just two weeks away, but this issue of death is what’s on my mind this morning. “The issue before us is death.” These somber words are the opening words of a sermon given by Chris … Continue reading The Issue Before Us Is Death