faith, prayer, spirituality, finding your purpose

faith. prayer. and a little bit of holy mischief.


And Welcome.

I’m a renegade Executive Pastor and a professional Holy Mischief Maker helping others to engage in the mysterious disruption of love in action. It is my deepest desire to collaborate with others to become all that God created and calls us to be while we transform the world.


Lazy grapes.

By skarafanda | Jul 7, 2021

Sticking to the path   Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5…

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The science and theology of hope

By skarafanda | Jul 2, 2021

Hope is the path we take in aligning our will with God’s In Wesley’s sermon #83 “On Patience”, he states: “Whereas in that moment when we are justified freely by his grace, when we are accepted through…

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Prayer, social justice

Don’t throw away your mug shot

By skarafanda | Jun 22, 2021

If you’re gonna have a mug shot, make sure it’s worth it. I recently toured the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. A small group at church had completed a study on racial reconciliation…

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Tuesday Talks with Jason Stanley

July 20, 2021 |

A conversation with Rev, Jason C.  Stanley about Holy Mischief. Jason is Ordained as a deacon in the Virginia Conference. Jason’s ministry has a foundation of connecting the needs of…

Digital Movements

July 13, 2021 |

Starting a Digital Movement I share the story behind #holymischief-a digital movement of spiritual disruption. In exploring this story, we see how we can utilize digital connections to empower others…

The Heart of a Poet

March 15, 2021 |

Poetry as Holy Mischief An interview with Miram Lo about her spiritual practice of writing poetry and her multi-cultural perspective of Christianity. Miriam Wei Wei Lo Insta: @miriamweiweilo web:…

Latinx: a conversation with Rev. Nelson Furtado

January 31, 2021 |

Latinx A conversation about racial relations from a Latinx perspective. Nelson is a pastor at Griffin First United Methodist church​ He is originally from Brazil. His perspective of race…

Ordinary Holy Mischief

November 6, 2020 |

Holiness is all around us. An interview with Robin Hagen (author of and Shannon Karafanda ( When we look at the world on ordinary days, we can still see…

Treasuring Notes

October 22, 2020 |

Treasuring Notes. An interview with Dave Pipitone about his ministry of Treasuring Notes. On the lowest level, treasuring notes are short written expressions of admiration, encouragement and appreciation for your…

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