It's the little things...Some of our bloggers are using “little things” as a springboard for their reflections this week, while others are launching directly into “big things” that speak to us all.

“Our dogs say something about us… and how we’ve lived our lives–how we’ve attempted to live our faith.” In Just Katherine, Katherine Doyle thinks about the type of dogs in her home and what that says about bigger matters in life.

I would never call the role of a church administrator a “little thing,” and neither, it seems, would Jan Edmiston in her blog A Church for Starving Artists. Describing an administrator’s ability to be “nonplussed in times of absurdity,” she relates one incident: “Under oath, she shared that she’d grown up on a farm and she gave a detailed description of the varieties of excrement she had come in contact with.”

“Where are the children?” This is the haunting question asked by Barbara Edema in Barb’s Blog. “Have you ever held a newborn baby? Have you ever felt the tiny hand grip your finger?”

“It is ever so much harder to have an inclusive gathering than an exclusive one. People need and want boundaries. Those walls and borders bring safety on multiple levels.” Christy Thomas’s blog post at The Thoughtful Pastor is in one sense specific to the United Methodist Church; though in another sense it is a universal reflection for organizations that hope to be inclusive.

Finally, because I’m a fan of St. Teresa of Avila, I’ll point out this reflection from Linda Anderson-Little in Soul Story Writer. “How do we know we are growing more in love with God? Because we grow in deeper love for our neighbor and shine God’s love through compassionate service.”

These are just a few of the many blogs maintained by members of the RevGalBlogPals community. There are over 100 new blog posts this week alone. On our webpage, look for the large button labeled “Our RevGals Blogging Community.” That will take you to a list of all our member blogs and their most recent posts.

As always, when you visit some of these blogs, please leave a Like or a comment, so that the blogger will know that you’ve been there. Happy reading!


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 Texture and Color.


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