Friday Prayer: Job 13, RJV

An Interpretation of Job 13, Revised Julia Version: Look, I have heard everything you are telling me, “friends”, And your words aren’t new to me.   I have the same information that you do; And, frankly, you’re not offering different or better interpretation. I want to speak directly to the Almighty and take up this… Read More

RevGalBookPals: A Booklet of Uncommon Prayer

In this review space, I like to try to cover things that are recently out- in the hopes of offering good information as to what is worth your time and shelf space and what could be skipped. Sometimes, however, a book slips through the cracks and I don’t learn about it until a couple years… Read More

Friday Prayer

Dear God of all times, places, and peoples, I ask for your Spirit of consolation and strength to be present in clear and tangible ways to the people, especially the Muslim community, of Christchurch, New Zealand. In a time of shock and grief, grant peace and gentleness to neighbors helping neighbors. Let the wails of… Read More

Friday Prayer

Dear God, Liberty Cap, Yellowstone National Park, pic by author I’m cramming every hallelujah I can into the next 48 hours. When I put the words of joyous praise away on Sunday, when my vocabulary is transfigured, I want to feel that I gave all the alleluias I had. But it’s not like you won’t… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Far More Terrible for Women

Reading is an exponential activity. In a linear activity, when you finish A, you can proceed directly to B and then to C. In an exponential activity, completion of A leads to a directional dilemma between A 2.0, A2, or B. Reading spreads out in all directions and it only occasionally loops back on itself… Read More

Friday Prayer: In the Borderland

Holy Breath of Life- There is a fine edge in my world. The space before the ledge is the area wherein I acknowledge the idols in my life- Attempts and desire for control, Tasks that busy my day and prevent rest and stillness, Issues that I have made my own without consulting You, Frustrations and… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Why Religion?

The danger of reviewing books is that I have to decide how ignorant to appear in my reviews. Do I let you know how much a book made me rethink everything I ever knew? Do I crack open the door to say, “I blindly trusted XYZ and I have come to regret that decision”? How… Read More

Friday Prayer: By the Bedside

Jesus- The written Word tells us that you wept over the death of your friend Lazarus. It also tells us that you waited until he died before you came to the side of his sisters. I have mixed feelings as to whether your actions were compassionate. A resurrected brother is not the same as not… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Here is the Reason

I recently read Where The Red Fern Grows out loud to my son. If you’ve never read this before, I’m about to spoil the hell out of this book published in 1961. Ready? The dogs die. Okay, with that out of the way, I want to talk about why I nearly couldn’t finish this book, which… Read More