Easter Is About New Beginnings

Easter Is About New Beginnings

Easter is still a couple weeks off, but this new burst of spring is already well under way. It reminds me that this is really what Easter is all about: new beginnings! Whether you’re celebrating a faith-based Easter holiday with a focus on resurrection, or just...
Why Was He The ‘Saint of Love’ Anyway?

Why Was He The ‘Saint of Love’ Anyway?

For many of us, we just think of Valentine’s as a Hallmark, money-grabbing, sugar-filled holiday. And it has been rather commercialized. But that’s not how it started — and there is a really beautiful meaning in this holiday that you might not be...
In Our Liminal Space

In Our Liminal Space

Have you ever found yourself in a train station when nobody is there? How about an empty parking lot at night? Or the back stairwell in your office building that no one really uses? Do you ever notice how these spaces have a feeling of strangeness to them?...
Something to Look Forward To

Something to Look Forward To

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash There’s no denying the holidays are different this year. The pandemic has put a wrench in everything, and while hope is certainly on the horizon, a lot of us will be unable to participate in the traditions we’re used to....

Our Ministry Retreat

This last week, we were honored to host a retreat for three pastors and their partners at the Dreamgiver’s Inn in Newberg, Oregon. We know all too well how, when you’re in a profession of serving others, often you just really need someone to stop and serve you. That’s...