Friday Festival: Beginnings and Endings

It’s that beginnings and endings time of year again.  In my own extended family, I’m watching babies arriving and children starting school while saying good-bye yet again to almost-family members returning to England.  And around the blog ring . . . . I’ve just gotten started with a new congregation, and so I was delighted… Read More

Friday Festival: August Potpourri

Well, it’s August, and the eclipse is coming, along with the end of summer rush to get away and to prepare for fall beginnings.  August always feels like such a random month to me and so . . . a random potpourri of posts:​ Knowing that “good people can be clueless,” Jan in achurchforstarvingartists writes… Read More

Friday Festival: All Connected!

This week, reminders that we come from a variety of places and points of view abound in the blog ring. This one cracked me up when it appeared first in my feedly on Thursday: In Tales from the Great Adventure, Derek urges us to stop bashing millennials and help them fix the world instead! No,… Read More

Our Spiritual Disciplines: Walking

Solvitur ambulando.  It is solved by walking. ~ Variously attributed to Diogenes and to Augustine. I was a small child when I absorbed the connection between walking and spirituality.  A short gravel drive connected our house to that of my grandparents’ – my first regular walk, no doubt seemingly a long one for short legs.  Destination?… Read More

Friday Festival: Nevertheless, She Persisted

A number of our bloggers have been focusing on injustices in the church and the world.     In Dirty Sexy Ministry, Laurie places before us an image from the Jackson, Mississippi Woolworth’s lunch counter in 1963 and asks us whether we could persist and could pray in the face of such an evil assault? Now… Read More

Friday Festival Inauguration Edition

I am writing and getting ready to post the night before the Inauguration, having just returned from a sparsely attended prayer vigil to discover that the president-elect thinks that a show of military force, tomorrow and in the future, is a way to impress the world with America’s “greatness.”  I am discouraged and increasingly at a loss… Read More

Friday Festival ~A Week’s Reading Journeys

Friday the 13th?! What are we up to?  Here are seven posts for the next seven days! While interfaith relationships have been an interest of mine since my middle school days, they have recently become a matter of some personal urgency. Jan in achurchforstarving artists suggests a book on Interfaith Leadership from Eboo Patel, and… Read More