Friday Prayer

For all the saints, who from their labors rest, The saints gone too soon before the fullness of their grace was truly known by human minds. The saints who were not lauded, but whose faithfulness bore generations of fruit. The saints whose witness spoke truth to power and brought forth new creations. The saints who… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Be the Bridge

Due to the RevGalBlogPals, Inc. in-person board meeting this week, I have not finished reading Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison. I’m really liking the book and I don’t want to give my review short shrift. So I totally recommend it at this point and I will provide a fuller… Read More

RevGalBookPals: When Kids Ask Hard Questions

You know what’s helpful? A book that aggregates resources, thoughtful writing, and spiritual support. Such a book should occupy the shelf of pastors, youth leaders, confirmation mentors, and other spiritual guides who work with children of all ages. If you have a hole in your own shelf for such a resource, I commend to you: When… Read More

Friday Prayer

This is my daily prayer: That I’m alert to God’s tender care. Grace and mercy abound, I was lost, now I’m found. This divine welcome with all I must share. 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… Read More

RevGalBookPals: The Journey of York

I live in Montana and here, as in some other parts of the United States, the story of Lewis and Clark is part of the local ethos. The truth and the fiction of the Corps of Discovery is in the soil here. When Philemon was recently in the lectionary, I thought about York. York was enslaved… Read More

Friday Prayer

  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 our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Romans 13

In the midst of the current immigration debacle in the United States, I have seen an uptick in quoting Romans 13:1-2: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed,… Read More