11th Hour Preacher Party: Summer Worship Edition

How is your summer worship? Are you in a place  where visitors join you for summer services? Or do most of your congregation go out of town? Or both? I recently spoke to a minister whose congregation trebles in the summer and the membership is involved in lots of extra mid week activity to welcome tourists.… Read More

Friday Prayer: Psalm 100, Camp Style

Hey, creation! Make a joyful noise to the God who made you! We talk about the Lord with excitement. We sing to God with joy! As true as multiplication tables and that water is wet, the Lord is God- in charge of everything! God made us, along with everything else. We are God’s people- known… Read More

Friday Festival: God Shows Up

God is popping up in unexpected places in these hot July days.  As temperatures soar and wildfires rage, the quiet places are revealing God’s presence to our bloggers. A wedding in France prompts Linda Anderson-Little to think about savoring experiences rather than rushing through them at Soul Story Writer.  The wedding was expected to be… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Wheat and Weeds

Jesus could have been using my garden as an example when telling this parable. Weeds among the things that were intentionally planted? Story of my life. I don’t particularly like weeding, so often the weeds will grow so tall that they will overshadow the plants that are supposed to be the highlights of my garden!… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Creator, who aligns my body, mind, and soul, My heart is racing right now. Palpitations have emerged victorious. Anxiety is my companion since childhood. As life progressed it has invited itself without permission. It has made me overthink, over-care, overwork. And sometimes baby steps have been the only way to move forward in life.… Read More