Ashes To Go reflection

Now that a week has passed since Ashes to Go, and everything is put away, and totals have been tallied, I thought I should share my reflections with all of you. First, my huge thanks to everyone who made the day possible. To Jeff Martinhuak and Susan Jester for all the planning meetings. To Konnie … READ MORE…

Ash Wednesday Sermon

I’m going to invite you to go on a journey with me this Lent. It’s not an outward journey but an inward one. There are 40 days in Lent, not counting the Sundays. 40 is a special number both for the Jewish community and for the Church. Because 40 is the number for transformation. So, … READ MORE…

The Ash Wednesday Sermon: Two Lenten Truths

Holy God, You only are immortal, the creator and maker of mankind; and we are mortal, formed of the earth, and to earth shall we return. For so did you ordain when you created us, saying, “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” All of us go down to the dust; yet even … READ MORE…

Ash Wednesday Sermon: A Time of Fragile Greatness

On Ash Wednesday two years ago Laurel and I sat with our two-day old baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, of UCSD Medical Center up the street. This was not how we had hoped to spend our second day with Jem, who was connected to several electrodes monitoring his heart, breathing, and … READ MORE…

Join Ashes to Go on Feb 10th!

As some of you may know, I’m trying to fill Chris Harris’ shoes (big shoes to try to fill), by organizing Ashes to Go.  Four years ago when Chris spoke to me about this great event, that was perfect for me, I had to find out more.  When he explained to me that we would … READ MORE…

Ashes to Go: God’s blessing

When I received the email from Chris Harris regarding Ashes to Go I was very hesitant to respond one way or the other. I thought it was a clever idea, but wasn’t quite sure if I agreed with such an unconventional method of giving ashes and I certainly was not sure if I could be … READ MORE…

Ashes to Go: the joy I felt

When I received the email from Chris Harris regarding Ashes to Go I was very hesitant to respond one way or the other. I thought it was a clever idea, but wasn’t quite sure if I agreed with such an unconventional method of giving ashes and I certainly was not sure if I could be … READ MORE…

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