Category Archives: Stories of Transformation

Moments of grace and transformation happen at the most unexpected times. At St. David’s they happen frequently, though not everyone hears about them. We want that to change. Every week we will publish a new story of transformation.

Thankfulness in Mission

By Winn Philpott  In the weeks leading up to the Missionpalooza trip, I was not very excited. I didn’t really know anyone who was going, and honestly, as much as I love doing service, spending 5+ hours in the hot, … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on Thankfulness in Mission

Join the Pilgrimage to Israel

By Cora Shinaberry I went on the Israel pilgrimage trip with the St. David’s group in June of 2013. It was a life changing event to say the least. All the Bible stories I had learned as a child came … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on Join the Pilgrimage to Israel

Bedtime Story Brigade

By Roger Temme Interim Director of Community Engagement I attended my second Bedtime Story Brigade last month at the Salvation Army. At my first one the month before, we had about seven very committed volunteers reading stories, setting up the … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on Bedtime Story Brigade

The Paradox of Crucifixion

By Rebecca Hall 2015 Lenten Meditation, Good Friday You could make the case that Good Friday is the worst day of the liturgical year. This is the day we re-enact the underbelly of humanity and what it can do. When … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on The Paradox of Crucifixion

Passion and Passivity: Waiting with God

By Greg Garrett 2015 Lenten Meditation, Week 6 “What do you do?” is one of the most-heard questions of our adult lives. We define ourselves—and others place us into boxes—based on our answers. “What do you do?” often gets mistaken … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on Passion and Passivity: Waiting with God

“Who can stay awake in this night of God?” —Moltmann

By Janet Davis 2015 Lenten Meditation, Week 5 Perhaps this devotional just needed to be written at night. I am sitting up in my bed at 5 am. Awakened at 4, I could not go back to sleep. The task … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on “Who can stay awake in this night of God?” —Moltmann

Temptation

By Amy Moehnke 2015 Lenten Meditation, Week 4 Each of us could probably bring to mind at least one thing when we hear the word “temptation.”  Maybe it’s a certain food or drink, or a relationship, or an activity that … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on Temptation

Temptation: How could you POSSIBLY see it that way?

By the Rev. Peter Casparian 2015 Lenten Meditation, Week 3 A raging debate started to smolder and then really catch fire around our dinner table last Friday evening. It wasn’t about politics… or money… or relationships… or who was going … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on Temptation: How could you POSSIBLY see it that way?

Invitation

By the Rev. Katie Wright 2015 Lenten Meditation, Week 2 A friend posted on Facebook about her current life with small children “Mothers of young children don’t need Lent. Our lives are one big Lent already, all year long.”   Another, … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on Invitation

Practice, for the Kingdom of God Is at Hand

By Rebecca Hall 2015 Lenten Meditation, Week 1 At the end of the Gospel reading assigned for Sunday (Mark 1:9-15), Jesus says “The kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the Good News” (v.15).  If you have … Continue reading

Posted in Stories of Transformation | Comments Off on Practice, for the Kingdom of God Is at Hand