For the next six weeks during the season of Lent I’m partnering with the Rev. Brian Coulter on a series called “Be Holy.”
According to Barbara Brown Taylor, “Lent,” it is called, from an English word meaning “spring”–not just a reference to the crocuses pushing their ways out of the ground in the season before Easter, but also to the greening of the human soul–pruned with repentance, fertilized with fasting, spritzed with self-appraisal, mulched with prayer.
Brian is currently serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Aiken, South Carolina and is the author of Be Holy where he explores what it means to be holy in today’s world and how living into this calling helps us discover and develop our sense of identity, belonging, and purpose. Brian and I will also invite others into conversation as we journey through this time.
My hope and prayer is that these little seeds will provide meaningful and practical interaction with the holy disciplines of this season.
My guest and partner for this week was Rev. Traci M. Smith. Traci is the pastor of Northwood Presbyterian Church, San Antonio. She, along with her partner Elias Cabarcas parent two sons, Clayton (4) and Samuel (3). Traci loves the intersection of faith and parenting and wrote a book on this topic called Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life. Traci is an Enneagram 7 and MBTI personality type ENFP which means she has endless enthusiasm and ideas but can never find her keys. She is my sister from another mister. She loves cheese fries, red wine, strong coffee and lively conversation.
This episode I chatted with Rev. Charlie Dupree – a good friend here in town. He is a wonderful pastor and a true artist – he is a gifted musician, preacher, and just plain fun to be around. We talked about engaging art as a spiritual discipline and looked at these images of Mary Magdalene in honor of her feast day.
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