Author Archives: evask50

About evask50

I am a spiritual director, ordained minister, and retreat leader.

Religious Pain vs. Spiritual Pain

When I was in seminary 30 years ago,  Dr. Rev. John Weborg  was one of my professors. He was the professor of theology. He is a deeply reflective  speaker and teacher. His words were always profound and offered much substance. … Continue reading

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Living in a Kairos Moment

The ancient Greeks had two understandings of time. One was called Chronos referring to chronological time, and the other is known as Kairos time. Kairos refers to an opportune time, a time or season requiring action. It seems we are … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Gift of Pastors

Thanksgiving is a time to remember and to savor the gifts we have experienced in our lives. When looking closely they are too numerous to count. There are small things like a beautiful sunny day, listening to music that moves … Continue reading

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Life is an Unexpected Journey

Life is an unexpected journey. It is filled with ups and downs and so many twists and turns. Sometimes we feel so lost, only able to see right in front of us. At other times we know we are right … Continue reading

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An Offered Prayer

Lord, you have said, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.” (John 15:9) It is so hard to fathom a love so deep and wide and high as that. It is hard … Continue reading

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A Pearl of Wisdom by Nadia Bolz-Weber

I love the following quote from Nadia Bolz- Weber. There is great substance in it and the possibility for transformation, if we can hear it and remain open. “The truth does crush us, but the instant it crushes us, it … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds

The following is from a daily reflection from inwardoutward.org, a ministry of “The Church of the Savior.” The daily reflections are thoughtful and stimulating. I share the one from today because it strikes a cord with me and I hope … Continue reading

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