Friday Festival: Standing in the Need of Prayer

Feeling my own need for prayer, today for the Friday Festival I scoured the words of our RevGalBlogPals’ blogging community for Spirit-full reflections that echoed and uplifted my spirit. With deep gratitude for their poetry and insight, these are the words of Beth Richardson, Teri McDowell Ott, Scoop, Liz, Charlene Hinckley, Julia Seymour, and Diana Trautwein.… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Hardened Hearts

What makes for a hardened heart? Consider, for example, all of the life junctures and experiences captured by Romans 5:1-11 (from this week’s Revised Common Lectionary texts) that can lead us to harden our hearts: Suffering, instead of producing endurance, can produce a bitter or jealous heart. Endurance, instead of producing character, can lead to… Read More

Saturday Prayer: Wonder

I wonder at You: beautiful isn’t the half of it, breathtaking only begins to describe Your eternal creativity for life, Your unrestrained joy in love, Your rapturous passion for flora & fauna, galaxies & mysteries, molecules & magnitudes, and humanities. God! Holiest of the holies, I wonder at You. Rachel G. Hackenberg is a United Church of Christ minister,… Read More

Friday Festival: Our Stories

At Tales from the Great Adventure, Blog Pal Derek asks a great question for reflecting on our own lives and for reading one another’s reflections on their lives: “Our lives tell a story; they are a body of work. What story is it that you tell, simply by living?” Mary Beth of Terrapin Station writes… Read More

RCL: You Shall Be Holy

Sometimes Scripture gets a little obvious (even heavy-handed), as it does in this coming Sunday’s Revised Common Lectionary texts: “You shall not deal falsely. You shall not lie to one another.” (Leviticus 19:11) #guilty “Do not boast about human leaders.” (1 Corinthians 3:21) #beentheredonethat “You shall not profit by the blood of your neighbor. You… Read More

Friday Festival: Storytelling

The annual RevGalBlogPals’ Big Event (BE 10) has just concluded, with this year’s program on storytelling led by Casey FitzGerald. Sidebar: If you’re a member of RevGalBlogPals and you’ve not yet attended a BE, make a note somewhere on your Summer 2017 calendar with this reminder to yourself: “Register for BE 11!” and plan to attend… Read More