The Pastoral is Political: Short-Term Memory

We are the dead; short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. from In Flanders Fields by John McCrae Sunday, November 11, 2018 was the one-hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War One in Europe. The festivities have been… Read More

Friday Prayer: Walking in the Night

Maybe your week, your month, your decade has felt oppressive and grim. Maybe you are overcome with anger at the continued unjust treatment of racial, cultural and sexual minorities. Or maybe you are facing what feel like insurmountable tasks and responsibilities.  This prayer was birthed out of my own need to look to the Light… Read More

Friday Prayer: For the Journey

Holy One, We are mother and daughter, siblings and friends. We gathered at the table for a meal and for laughter, With our joys shared and our worries halved. We are co-laborers, dreamers, wonderers and wanderers. We need each other, Breather of Hope, Oh, how much we need each other! When we face discouragement or distrust,… Read More