Friday Prayer

Dear God- Somewhere there is a person who feels alone and unforgotten. They are wondering if their work matters. Their home is falling apart and they seek a peace for which they almost dare not hope. They have sounded alarms and been shut out of their community. They ache. Let this been an intercession for… Read More

RevGalBookPals: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible and the Journey to Belong

In my experience as a pastor, there is sometimes a gap between what I read and enjoy theologically and what the people I serve read and enjoy for the same purpose. There is a delicate balance to finding a book for Bible study or book group that is challenging spiritually, but accessible in writing and… Read More

Friday Prayer

God in the midst of chaos- Today I lift to you the people, young and old, for whom a change in routine is painful and confusing. Remember, in your favor, the ones who are pained by loud noises, flashes, and unexpected turbulence. Carry, with special kindness, those who are freshly grieving, passing a sorrowful anniversary,… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Love Big

I see a lot of requests for ideas for retreats, especially women’s retreats. Often the request is for quick or easy ideas. I try to keep an eye out for books or work that would make good retreat fodder- to be mulled, prayed over, moved by, and carry away back into “real” life. If you… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Women Rise Up

I usually conclude my reviews with my recommendations for how you might use the book featured in the review. I’m going to change that up now and begin with my recommendation. First, some questions: Have you been looking for an accessible book on the stories of biblical women from a progressive perspective? Have you sought… Read More

Friday Prayer

Grant holy peace to The frenetic and joyful  hope to the lonely.           The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc. RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share… Read More