Monday Prayer + Can I Ask You Something?

From the bathtub, an eight-year-old voice can be heard. “Mom?”“Mom!”“Mommy!”“PASTOR HEIDI!”“Yes, what is it?”“Can you hear me?”“Yes, what do you need?”“Can I ask you a favor?”“Yes, what is it that you want?”“Can you get me a towel?” It’s been twenty years, but I still remember the effort it took for my daughter to get my… Read More

Thursday Prayer: I’m late!

I’m late! I’m late, for a very important date! No time to say, “Hello.” Goodbye! I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late! Dear Lord, I hate being late. It makes me anxious and fretful. I worry that I’ve been a disappointment. It’s particularly awful when it feels public or professional. God, when… Read More

Thursday Prayer

“May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Can Fear Be Your Superpower?

It is exhausting to keep your opinions to yourself.  Even more taxing is holding the gospel inside when you know it should be spoken. Yet that is where many of us have found ourselves this past year. As I read, listen, and watch the news there are always stories that cry out for God’s mercy… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Sheep Without a Shepherd

In all honesty, this shepherd was busy with the sheep this morning and so my dear friend Barbara Bruneau became my ghost writer. Cool, right? This means Heidi aka RevHRod is in italics and Barbara is in gray. Happy Wednesday, fellow preachers! How is your sermon coming along? Are you exploring God’s righteous indignation at… Read More