The Pastoral Is Political: The Dangerous Theology of Women, Bodies and Pain

Please be aware that the contents of this article may present triggers for many readers. Recently, I read The Week’s article “The female price of male pleasure” by Lili Loofbourow.  The article speaks of the pain many women endure as collateral for men’s gratification.  Loofbourow states “Women are enculturated to be uncomfortable most of the… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

“My cup runneth over” may be my grandest dream for today, But in reality “My cup is half-full” would suffice. In this somewhat-subdued time of year- Whether slower gray days in the North Or balmy calming days in the South- We are called to renew our energy. And yet, these supposed-slow moments are slid aside… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God who created the expanding universe and designed each atom which dances in our world- let’s talk about anxiety for a minute. Why is it that my mind churns night and day wondering and worrying? Why is my heart racing, and why do I feel overwhelming nausea? Why do I feel like I can’t move… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of all times and temperatures- we abide with you in all seasons and weather conditions. But seriously God, does it need to be this cold in the Northwest Hemisphere??? Each move that my muscles make requires more energy than I’m willing to invest. The dropping degrees are nagging at my joints. If I could… Read More

Friday Festival: The Light

In my church, our vision for 2018 focuses on how we can share the light of Christ to our neighbors.  This theme stood out to me as I was reading some of RevGal friends’ posts from the past few days: +++ In her post “Reflection,” Joy Freeman asks us to gaze at the a photograph… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, I’ve always had a complicated relationship with hope. On the days in which I’ve had too much and circumstances disappointed me, hope was the knife that twisted itself into my soul. Through the months in which I’ve had too little hope and couldn’t see well through the fog into the future, hope’s bright light… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

“Do what scares you most,” they say. God, this is obviously creating a panic inside of me. I know tackling this fear is crucial to family and friends and my sense of call. I know this in my head. But my soul is cringing right now. The one thing that scares me the most creates… Read More