StarI am sitting in one of my favorite coffee shops as I browse the blog posts from our fellow RevGals and Pals today. Whenever I come to this place, I find that both the latte and the people-watching give me a good way to pass the time. Today, after an especially busy week, I’m thinking about what recharges me and gives me energy for the next thing. And so, it appears, are some of our bloggers.

Julia Walsh, in Messy Jesus Business, encourages us to look for ways that God is being birthed right now and to find joy in our being invited into that process.

Katherine Doyle, in her blog Just Katherine, shares a poignant moment when she was reminded that “We are all humans struggling through life. We need to notice each other.”

For those of us who feel like we’re going around in circles, Amy McCreath wonders “How do we move on down the road with hope and courage in times like these?” Her blog, Living Water(town) explores this question.

Milton Brasher-Cunningham in his blog Don’t Eat Alone, offers a new hope-filled Advent playlist to accompany us. “Hope is holding us all,” he concludes.

Spookyrach is thinking about close calls and close encounters in her blog Skewed View. She asks “If I don’t kill you, do I owe you dinner?”

In Southern Fried Californian, bnzoot reflects on occasions when she has found herself unexpectedly on holy ground. She asks us “Where do you find the Holy?”

Each week, more than 150 sermons, prayers, poems, and reflections are posted on blogs by RevGals and Pals. If this small sample has captured your interest, you can find the whole list on the RevGalBlogPals website. Look for the link labeled “Our RevGals Blogging Community.” If you visit some of the blogs you find listed there, please leave a comment to let the writer know that you’ve been there.


Barbara Bruneau is a retired Lutheran pastor, living in southeastern Minnesota and currently serving in interim ministry. She is a knitter, a weaver, and a very occasional blogger at An Explosion of Color and Texture.


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