The Pastor’s Cat found the bag of palm fronds (saved for making ashes next Ash Wednesday) and declared it “nap-thirty”! May it be so!

Holy One,

We have sung and chanted and prayed and exulted.
We have alleluia’d and amen’ed.
We have moved the half-dead flowers
and re-set our churches for Eastertide.
We have studied and prepared our next sermon series.
We have scheduled all the “after-Easter” tasks.

We are tired.


After you taught and preached and healed and loved,
You stepped away and prayed
and most of all, you rested.
May we follow your example
and rest, too.


Rev. Deborah Vaughn is a hospice chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists, and Assistant Minister at Twinbrook Baptist Church in Rockville, MD. She blogs at An Unfinished Symphony and was a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She is an avid Buckeye fan down to her scarlet-painted toes!

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