Friday Prayer

One to Whom Revenge Belongs, I feel almost nothing but rage and grief.  I am surrounded by those who make a mockery of truth, honesty, and justice.Their yes is “if it pleases me”. Their no is “if it pleases me”.Their vows are fulfilled on the bodies of people slain just for living while black or brown… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

As the seasons change we continue to wait, to hope, to imagine, to trust and to believe in you, Oh God We believe that there is a time for every season and we’re getting ready and we’re doing the work and we’re building the relationships and we’re refusing to move in a spirit of “business… Read More

worship words for 27 September

If you’ve struggled to find liturgical language adequate to this moment (pandemic, political crises, civil unrest, widely publicised injustices, and so much more), you’re not alone. In my part of the world (Nova Scotia, Canada), we are hunkering down for Hurricane Teddy (and who names a hurricane ‘Teddy’ anyway?), along with upheaval over Indigenous people… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: From the Wilderness

“From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages.”Exodus 17:1 “It is only the person who sins that shall die.”  Ezekiel 18:4 Whichever Hebrew Bible lesson you’re using from this week’s Revised Common Lectionary, there’s an easy entre into the topic of sin. If that’s where you feel called to… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: How to Handle Mansplainers (Genesis 37:3-8, 17b-22, 26-34; 50:15-21; Luke 6:35)

Hi everyone! I’m glad to join the RevGalBlogPals community with my first post today. This week’s lectionary text is familiar, yet it’s bothering me in new ways. Firstly, where are the women? To place myself in a meaningful way in this story, I yet again have to engage it through male eyes. Or do I?… Read More