Becca

Posts written by Pastor Becca, St. Peter's UCC, Carmel, IN

  • The Ascension of Jesus is a strange story at first glance. Jesus is air-lifted into the heavens and we’re left with a collage of clouds and sunlight. To be clear, it is a strange story. And, when we look at this story in the context of all of Jesus’ other interactions, blessings, healings, miracles...it actually feels pretty consistent with what we've experienced of Jesus thus far. 


  • The Spirit, the water, always finds a way. No rock or log will stop it completely. It may change its course or alter its speed, but still the water and Spirit flow. May this be true for your spirit this week as well.


  • Paul believed that God longed to be known by us. As children of God, we see reflections, glimpses of the Divine in each other. In our connection and relationships--in community--we experience God more fully. This week, we explore our ability to stay connected, to form and sustain relationships--even from a distance--through a screen, or a letter, or a phone call.


  • In preparation for today’s meditation I read, “The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember.” And it was inspiring and nostalgic and I loved it. But I couldn’t really find a quote that felt “just right.” I was left with an overall feeling of wanting to name the real feelings, which Mr. Rogers talks about emphatically. 


  • This past week I was able to participate in a virtual Bethany Fellows retreat experience. We usually meet twice a year for a Monday-Friday retreat. And although we had to cancel the in-person retreat, our leadership knew it would still be important and worth it to try and carve out at least some intentional time and space this week to be together in spirit. And they were right.


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