Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff sit down with Dr. David Grafton from the Hartford Seminary to get a better understanding on Christian and Muslim relations in the United States and around the world.
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:
Joe and Geoff are starting a new series called “Why Lent?” In this episode they give an overview of the series and they talk about preaching themes for Ash Wednesday.
Links mentioned in the episode
Article by David Lose that inspired this series – https://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?post=1465
Sunday is Coming – https://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?post=1465
A few weeks ago I was really struggling. It felt like all areas of my life were out of place. My wife and kids were sick, I wasn’t feeling 100%, the house was a mess and I had more than 100 emails to respond too.
I needed to get away for awhile. I felt the world closing in on me. I could not stay at home because I was reminded of all that needed to be done at the house. I could not go to the church because I knew I would get interrupted or have someone add another thing to my already long to do list.
I had to find a place to go and pray.
I got in my car, I turned it on and I sat there. I did not know where to go! If I ever have a need to connect with God I would go somewhere by myself in my house or at the church. So I started to drive. Eventually I found myself at Dunn Pond, a state park that my family frequents during the summer. It never crossed my mind to go there in the winter.
I got out of my car and I went to the water. I took a deep breath and I let the spirit encompass my entire being. Then I prayed.
There is something about the water that brought me life. I felt a connection in that moment that carried me the rest of the week.
My problems did not go away but God gave me the strength to continue and I knew that God was with me.
Do you have a place that you can go to reconnect with God?
What are some of the ways that you deal with stress in your life?