The Pastoral is Political: When “family leave” is a Privilege

Recently, I took time off from work under the provisions of the US FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act). A family medical/caregiving need required that I step away from my work as a hospice chaplain to be… a hospice family member. While my transition to family leave was well-supported by my hospice agency, and essential to… Read More

Saturday Prayer: Brokenness

Holy One, We are struggling, and the weight of loss and grief is breaking us. The waves of injustice upon injustice, violence upon violence are drowning our hearts. We pour out our questions of “why’s” and “why not’s”. We look for answers within our own understanding and experience… and there is nothing. We have chosen… Read More