Everything’s Hard, and I’m Tired

I spoke those words aloud to an empty townhouse as I literally fell onto my bed late yesterday afternoon.  They’re definitely correlated, and perhaps there is a causal feedback loop.  Because the tired-er I get the hard we everything is, which makes me all the more tired.   This morning, after a nap and a night’s… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party

Now that my congregation has shifted back to live and live-streamed Sunday, my Thursdays have gone back to being Thursday again (instead of Sunday Part 1), so my sermonizing can happen later in the week.  Except… summer and quasi-post-pandemic schedule upheaval means I’m here on Wednesday, carving out a chunk of Thursday for chasing the… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: About That Vaccine Queue

It was the close of our worship committee zoom, as we shared joys and concerns before closing in prayer. Faces lit up with hope and joy as they described claiming an elusive appointment or actually getting jabbed with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. I shared my gratitude for the science that is about… Read More