“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the...Read More
Pondering From the Pacific
Author: Carole Boshart
I am a ponderer by nature, and freely mix the spiritual and the pragmatic but always guided by the wisdom of the Spirit as sent by the Lord God and communicated through scripture. I am not sure how to describe my spiritual orientation. Part Anabaptist - that is where my roots are. But I have journeyed a long way from the church of my childhood. My faith life is a potpourri of most Christian denominations, with a little Judaism thrown in. My passion is to reach out to people where they are, wherever they are, and support them in their life and in this world, while readying them for the life and world to come.
“While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word.” (Acts 10:44) I...Read More
Fifth Sunday of Easter Yr B, 2021: Psalm Passage – The spread of discipleship and how it works; Preacher & Seeker lay it out for us
Preacher: “From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will pay before those who...Read More
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He removes every branch in me that...Read More
Fifth Sunday of Easter Yr B, 2021: Epistle Passage – The stories of love and how it works; Praise the Divine!
“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and...Read More
Fifth Sunday of Easter Yr B, 2021: Substituted Acts Passage – The stories of faith and how it travels; Praise the Divine!
“Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that...Read More
Fourth Sunday of Easter Yr B, 2021: Psalm Passage – The psalmist talks about the Divine; Preacher & Seeker help us listen
Seeker: “The LORD is my shepherd,” Preacher: We remind you Lord that you have said the Good...Read More
Fourth Sunday of Easter Yr B, 2021: Gospel Passage – Jesus tells the crowd the way the Divine is – through the writer of the gospel John; and I am listening carefully
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) I...Read More
Fourth Sunday of Easter Yr B, 2021: Epistle Passage – The writer of I John telling it exactly as he sees it
“We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us–and we ought to lay down our lives...Read More
“The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high...Read More
Third Sunday of Easter Yr B, 2021: Psalm Passage – Taking the opportunity to consider what how pursuing your own harmful agenda will affect yourself & others; Preacher and Seeker lead our thinking
Preacher: “Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be...Read More
Third Sunday of Easter Yr B, 2021: Gospel Passage – Taking the opportunity to consider what other believers have experienced, and what you might experience; the writer of Luke tells the story
One of my favorite resurrection story is when Jesus walked with with two disciples (not two of the...Read More