If you’ve read the story of how RevGalBlogPals started, or if you’ve spent time in our Facebook group, you know the importance of community to remind us that we’re not alone: not alone in experiencing the Church at its most pristine and also at its messiest, not alone in being flirted with while wearing a clerical collar, not alone in post-preaching weariness on Sunday afternoons, not alone in preferring to preside at funerals more than weddings, not alone in saying “No one told me that ministry would include…”

Today’s Wednesday Festival continues that spirit of community by inviting you to recognize yourself & find solidarity in the blogged experiences of other Gals and Pals around our webring:

+ Maybe you too experience God when food is shared, especially if that food is chocolate. You’ll appreciate “When God Tastes Like Brownies” at Becky’s blog beckyramsey. (On a personal note: It’s possible that God is a homemade chocolate cake in my kitchen at this very moment and inviting me to sit awhile…with a fork and a glass of milk.)

+ Maybe you too start…and fail…and restart…and get bored…and try a new approach…and fade again in your efforts to organize your days in order to accomplish ALL THE THINGS with cohesive flair. Check out “Why I broke up with my bullet journal” at Lee’s notes and offer your commiseration.

+ Maybe you too feel the drag of compassion fatigue, and you’re struggling to focus your energies & tasks. Read “Keeping Hope in a World Gone Mad” at Rebecca’s To Do Justice.

+ Maybe you too strive after peace through stillness & quiet. Maybe you too strive after peace through activism & voice-raising. Both the hushed and the restless may appreciate “Still Moving” at Kathy’s Quietly Rolling Thunder.

+ Maybe you too have a bin (or three) of ribbons, or you have a place where hoarded wrapping paper goes to die. You’ll want to read “Ribbons” at bnzoot’s Southern Fried Californian.

Want to share your blogged experience with others who may have similar stories? Add your link to the comments. Know that you are not alone! And here’s more holy chocolate to keep you company…

Nanaimo bars. Make some.
Nanaimo bars. Make some.

Rachel G. Hackenberg is a United Church of Christ minister, soccer mom, blogger, and author. Her book Sacred Pause plays with words to refresh our relationship with The Word.
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