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Sarah Rohret
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Love & Faith
Wow, its been a long time since I wrote a blog!!   Sorry about that! It has been an fascinating summer and now that Fall is officially here, there's a certain letting go and moving forward with the change of seasons -- although it doesn't feel very autumn-l...
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The Confederacy doesn't deserve Memorials
This past weekend I preached on the meaning of memorials in our lives and the need to choose wisely what memorials we make in our hearts, our homes and in our communities. Memorials have 4 functions: 1. Mark time 2. Remember people who have gone before us 3...
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Slow Roll Coming!!
for immediate release Slow Roll comes to Okoboji June 28th members of Calvary United Methodist Church are leading a new kind of community bike ride - a Slow Roll.   Slow Roll is a bike ride for everyone;   all ages, all skill levels and every type of bike i...
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The Shack
I loved the movie, The Shack, and here's why. I love the way Mack "wrestles" with God and is honest in his doubt, anger, guilt and distance from God is honest and real.  "In our doubt there is believing" is one of my favorite lines from the Hymn of Promise ...
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Love and Marriage
The most read newspaper article of 2016 was not anything political or about the election, it was Alain de Botton's NYT article "Why you will marry the wrong person" Krista Tippett has a discussion wth Alain in this podcast that is brilliant, funny and insig...
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What its like to be a pastor
Being a pastor is sometimes extremely lonely.   You are taught in seminary: Be professional Don't bring your life into the pulpit (unless its a cute hokey story) Don't cry Don't show that you are struggling Don't ask for help, prayers or support --         ...
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Yoga & Christianity
Sue Debord is going to be doing chair yoga 10 AM & gentle yoga at 11 AM on Wednesdays Some people struggle with the use of yoga by Christians.  They point to the fact that yoga is a practice of Hinduism and comes out of a different culture.  This is true. H...
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When to Stay, When to Go
In doing research for my sermon this week I came across this really good article from Psychology Today .  It has a lot of great stuff in it about marriage and divorce.  One concept that was totally new to me was the Pyramid of Marital Needs.  I have never h...
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"Love as a Way of Life"
Book Review  "Love as a Way of Life" by Gary Chapman Gary Chapman is most famous for his hit book, "The Five Love Languages".   It is a great book and has a lot to teach particularly about how to love your spouse or partner.  This book that our Calvary Book...
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My Beginning Experience
Beginning Experience is a great resource that I wish I had used sooner. After my divorce, I thought that I should be able to work through my loss on my own.  I read some books, did some journalling and thought that should be it - I just need to move on. Man...
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