Pastor Eileen’s Musings

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“How to Pray” – Tips for a vibrant prayer life

by Trina Kleist

Pastor Eileen’s Musings on Prayer… As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, one of the ways I am marking this special year is to participate in the “Luther Reading Challenge.” A large community of people have come together on an internet site to read various pieces of Luther’s writings and to share comments and insights about them. […]

Musings from Pastor Eileen

by Trina Kleist

Musings about hunger… I am in the midst of preparing a presentation for our Sierra Pacific Synod Assembly, on behalf of our synod Hunger Network, about the 1000 Days campaign. The 1000 Days campaign is a world-wide effort to improve nutrition during the first 1000 days of a child’s life, from conception through age 2. […]

Pastor Eileen’s Musings: “Sacred Space”

by Trina Kleist

Find God in “sacred space”! The Irish Jesuits have a wonderful devotional website called “Sacred Space,” where they provide a guide for daily prayer and meditation. Here is the beginning of the thought for the day from a devotional early this week: “I’m not going to deny that there is something awesome and amazing and […]

Pastor Eileen’s Musings: “Sacred Serendipity”

by Trina Kleist

‘Cuz if it’s sacred, it’s not “luck”! Sometimes what I think is an inconvenient interruption in my day is actually sacred serendipity. “Sacred” because the dictionary defines serendipity as “luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for.” Often, I am certain that what has happened is not […]