Wednesday Prayer

For rain where it was needed today, thank you, God For the calming of waters and winds in places that need relief, thank you, God For beauty in times of horrific ugliness and hate, thank you, God For love that refuses to be destroyed, distorted, legislated, commodified, or controlled, thank you, God For another day…another… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Thank you for the reminders along life’s journey Forgive us for the ones we chose to ignore today May your Holy Spirit continue to disrupt our dreams with images of justice, love and equity and transform our apathy into compassion and kindness and may tomorrow not be too late. Amen. ********* Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

In a world where beauty standards often render so many of us, your beloved, as ugly, Where racism, patriarchy, ableism, xenophobia, and homophobia would cause us to believe we don’t belong, And success means upward mobility and towering over the more vulnerable, Your creation reminds us that it is more than “okay” to be queer,… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: All Day, Everyday!

Warning…this may seem like a rant. However, I feel the need to share my recent experience as an example of why this particular blog space is so vital. Too often, many think of pastor OR prophet.  Sometimes we even describe someone as both pastor AND prophet. I believe that the role and responsibility of prophet… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

There is a thickness in the air Maybe it is the change in season Or the global memory of breath stolen Life stolen And, yet, so much still hasn’t changed There is a weariness in the air Maybe it is the dawn of the 15th month Or the anticipation of what is to come Will… Read More