Friday Prayer: A Request

Holy God- I do not believe in substitutionary atonement. In my mind, it is anathema that you would require blood, sacrifice, or death to bring things into balance between the Divine Self and the Beloved Creation. However, I could be wrong. If I am wrong… if we are wrong… if so many have been wrong,… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Denial is My Spiritual Practice

It is a privilege and a worry to read a book that is written by friends. What if you like the book- will anyone really trust your recommendation? What if you don’t like the book- how can you celebrate a true accomplishment while keeping quiet about your opinion? What happens if you purchase the book… Read More

Friday Prayer: Letting Go of Shame

Eternal Divine Love,  Shame plays more of a role in my life than I want it to. Shame functioning as the voice saying I “Should Have Already Mastered Everything”, Shame saying that I could do this thing if I tried harder and Shame asking why I’m not as good at the things other people can do, in seemingly effortless,… Read More

RevGalBookPals: The Path Between Us

Disclosure: I have attended two BEs (Big Events) with Suzanne Stabile and received two free copies of this book, plus the study guide, for review. After four years of study, prayer, pouting, protesting, and assimilation of information, I can tell you that the Enneagram has been the greatest spiritual tool to helping me connect with… Read More

Friday Prayer: The Harrowing

Holy and generous Christ- In your harrowing of hell, remember your children who are between hosanna and hallelujah. Recall the family and friends of Stephon Clark. Have mercy on his children.   Grasp firmly the wrists of those who have received a diagnosis of death for this life. Tighten your hold on those whose work… Read More

Friday Prayer: Across the World

God of great mystery- Across this planet, there are two white rhinos who are the last of their species, Coral slowing draining of color, Embryos that are not yet known to their hosts, Final breaths taken in peace, Pounding hearts hidden in chests that try to remain unseen, Slips of paper communication left in agreed… Read More

Friday Prayer: Haiku of John 12

What is clutched is lost The loosely held, ever lasts. The grain sprouts for life.         The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Lutheran Church of Hope in Anchorage, AK. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit. RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Transforming

In this space, we have generally committed to not reviewing books before they were actually out and on shelves. But you and I both know that your head is all Holy Week and Easter- all the time. Or maybe too many funerals. Or perhaps community support in election season or with the March for Our… Read More