Articles by Pamela Czarnota
Friday August 23, 2013
God's call is ongoing. God is always on the move, always creating and shaping. God is a God of surprises -- and the ELCA was surprised at our 2013 Churchwide Assembly.
Friday July 20, 2012
Before the blaming and the investigation goes any farther the Christian Community can invoke God's Mercy and proclaim hope.
Tuesday February 07, 2012
Deep healing transforms us. Although we may be broken and wounded daily, our yearning for healing opens the possibility for radically new relationships with others.
Wednesday January 11, 2012
How do you pray? When do you pray? How does your prayer life affect your leadership? How do you encourage your flock to pray?
Tuesday December 27, 2011
What can we learn from the Holy Family about the way things work?
Friday December 23, 2011
Will today's last minute challenges become last minute opportunities?
Tuesday November 29, 2011
Have you noticed that Advent is countercultural? Why do we do this, anyway?
Friday November 11, 2011
It is time! Whatever is stirring, whatever is about to be born, we don't need to be in labor in isolation.
Monday September 26, 2011
I find it. I lose it. I seek it. I find it. (again, and again and again!)
Wednesday September 07, 2011
How does the process of forgiveness unfold? What gets in the way of the process? When does an inability to forgive sprout from our choice to hold a grudge? The more we hang on to a grudge the more it holds on to us and everything we do, think or say.
Friday August 19, 2011
Whether plans soar or balloons fall like lead, Christ's power has the final say.
Saturday July 23, 2011
Pearls are formed where an irritant has entered the mollusk's inner space. Can the places or people who prick and annoy us be the beginning of "pearls of great value"?
Saturday June 25, 2011
The winds of change are blowing through the church of Jesus Christ? What helps us hold our missional course, especially when we enter uncharted water?
Monday June 13, 2011
We can't strategize or choreograph Pentecost moments. We can only be open to them, saying, "Come, Holy Spirit!"
Thursday May 19, 2011
When a pastor's heart begins to burn, it is good to notice what is being transformed within before rushing home to speak words of transformation to others.
Tuesday May 03, 2011
Our behavior and demeanor now will take a place in the chronicle of human history that will inform and instruct our children's children. What will the next generations see as the dominant trend of human expression when they look at the people of this day?
Thursday April 28, 2011
Contrary to what the knowledge of the world would proclaim, Christ is not a memory or a metaphor. Christ is a real presence here in 2011. Our daily mission is to recognize Him and introduce others to Him.
Thursday April 21, 2011
In a time and place when we are told that we must attend to boundary issues, Jesus says, "Now and then, simply get over it!"
Friday April 15, 2011
Our humblest actions may be the place where our life intersects with eternity.
Thursday April 07, 2011
What can you do when you face a dead end in the flow of creative, vigorous ministry? Faced with the end of a known path, how do you discover where to aim the next step?