What is Spiritual Direction?

Rob Patterson | September 19, 2016
Ever wondered just what is Spiritual Direction? Here are some helpful thoughts from our very own Misa Leonessa Garavaglia, who is herself a trained Spiritual Director. The phrase “spiritual direction” can be a disquieting one. I don’t want someone else to…

Music We Love

Rob Patterson | May 9, 2016
At Redeemer we’ve been rediscovering how the music we sing shapes us, and our thoughts about God. Because of this we’ve been asking ourselves, “What music do we really want to sing together on Sunday? What music will truly help…

Saturday Morning Poetry

Rob Patterson | February 27, 2016
This morning I read a few hymns. Not sang, read. I felt encouraged. Here’s one I quite liked. I recommend reading in silence with a lit candle and cup of tea. Maybe you will be encouraged too. The Church’s one…

The True Meaning of Christmas – BAH! HUMBUG!

Jeff McKim | December 17, 2014
The Christmas season is here. You can tell because you spend money you don’t have on things other people don’t need. You can drive around at night without your headlights on. And of course, you’re much busier than usual. These…

The Space Between

Jeff McKim | April 20, 2014
I originally posted this on another site on Holy Saturday of last year: O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy…

Are We There Yet?

Jeff McKim | January 29, 2014
My mother (a single mom) learned to drive around the time I learned to talk. She bought a used ’55 Chevy a little bit before that. A neighbor went with her to look over the car and drive her home.…

A Voice in the Wilderness

Jeff McKim | December 18, 2013
Years ago on a trip to Wyoming, our family camped at Dinosaur National Monument. We had a camp site on the edge of the Green River. It was across from a sheer cliff that rose out of the water. The…

Fasting Slowly

Jeff McKim | December 10, 2013
Modern Christmas has been modern for a while now. The big lament in modern Christmas as evidenced by Christmas movies is usually that it’s is too commercial, too fast paced and just too out of control to capture the “true…

Things that go Bump in the Night

Jeff McKim | November 5, 2013
We all have things we worry about. If we don’t, we worry about not having things to worry about. Sometimes we worry about things that no one else would understand or believe. It’s probably easier though if we actually have…