Friday Festival – Wrestling With Prayer

During Lent, I held a luncheon series on Ways to Pray.  We explored verbal prayer, writing prayer, movement prayer, praying through art, and praying through singing.  Through these experiences, all of us saw our communication with God expand – nudging each of us to open ourselves to the variety of ways we are called to… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Dialogue Starter- For boundary training I would like to give thanks. Yes, it’s not easy to think of the do’s and the do nots of ministry. It’s not easy to continuously reevaluate ourselves, our power, and our place… But… It reminds me of my privilege which I must acknowledge. It reminds me of my… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Holy One who abides in my words- In my awkwardness and lovely lack of self-esteem, I second-guess the words which exit my mouth. Anxiety sets my mind on fire, igniting doubts, and the flames of overthinking spread rapidly. Reset my racing mind. Allow me to release the conversation. Relax my heart, and help me find… Read More

Friday Festival: Into the Mess

Do we fear mess? The season of Lent invites us into the messy unknown.  By exploring spiritual practices and wrestling with any discord in our hearts, we invest in the Lenten wilderness process as we see in our friend’s blogs. April Fiet dives into a physically space to sort through items – specifically Flip Flops… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Spirit of Calm and Chaos… In these moments before our Lenten pilgrimage begins, we take a look at our dusty world- Where active shooter trainings are reality, Where middle-age icons die of strokes, Where our youth can’t see themselves in the ways you see them, and our powers-that-be can’t see the image of God in… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: We Need to Talk About Menstruation. Period.

Last night, I finally watched the Oscar-winning documentary (short subject) Period.  End of Sentence.  The film details the many women across our world who have missed opportunities for education and employment due to the lack of menstrual hygiene products.  Furthermore, women would use items like dirty rags, ashes, and leaves in order to avoid bleeding through… Read More