Winter along Euclid Creek in Ohio.


Winter has undone me.   I had a plan, a theme, for today’s Festival  . . .  but I found other posts to read, and my theme vanished into the snow.  I trust that you will enjoy these marvelous posts anyway!

Linda Anderson-Little addresses a perennial dilemma for women: the tension that lodges in the space between desire and self-sacrifice.


Sister Julia explores discernment, truth, and fake news — perennial dilemmas for everyone these days!

Kara Root’s thoughts began with question from an Australian congregation after the U.S. 2016 election: How can we pray for you?  The result? A congregation praying for the nation, a congregation praying for 40 days.

Ashley Goff shares liturgical experiences through which her congregation participated in the final days of their former pastor.

And today’s photography treat: Derek Maul’s images of the mountains of western North Carolina. 

Anything you’d like to share?  Please add your links to the comments!




The Rev. Mary Robin Craig is the Pastor of Independence (OH) Presbyterian Church and is a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition.  She is a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, and she has begun to blog again at  


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