An article for the local paper.

Today's Photo (taken this morning): "A Morning Peace"

This week I am leading the worship service at the local care center facility, and the pastor that leads the service also gets to write an article for the local paper. Here's my article for the week.

"The Holy in Everyday Life"

By Rev. Emily Carson
Associate Pastor at
Zion Lutheran Church

It is a wonderful time of year! There is a crisp chill in the air, and once-green leaves are giving off hints of orange, red, and yellow. In the midst of autumn, many of us find our schedules filled with school events, community involvements, and church commitments. Our days get filled up so very quickly, don’t they?

And in all that hustle and bustle from place to place, it’s all-too-easy to forget about our Creator. Sometimes we have a tendency to overlook the fact that God is part of our everyday lives; sacred moments are not reserved only for Sunday mornings. In all of our daily routines, there are elements of holiness. As we allow God to open our hearts and minds to all that the Holy Spirit is doing in our midst, we will most likely be astounded! Paying attention to the details of our lives leads us into unexpected encounters with the Holy.

From the true beauty of the apple we eat at breakfast to the unmistakable sacredness of conversations with dear friends, we are surrounded by God’s presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What a gift! Take a deep breath and observe all the
amazing ways the Sustainer of the universe is wholly involved in our ordinary, everyday lives.


  1. I just got goosebumps from reading "Rev. Emily Carson." SO amazing!

  2. beautiful article! glad to see you are doing so well (i never had any doubt that you would!!) :)