Friday Festival

Remembering her own mountaintop journeys prompts Martha Spong to reflect on the mystery of the Transfiguration.  She poses an interesting question about what the disciples – and we – perceive. “In this era of propaganda and marketing, social media and political campaigns, our perceptions are being messed with all the time. What are we noticing? Has truth changed? How… Read More

Friday Festival: Artistic Ventures

Lately, I’ve been spending more time on my artwork, specifically my woodburning.  I tend to give myself a tough time when allocating more time on this artwork instead of my writing.  But after long days at the church, this type of creation feeds my soul as I feel as if I’m using another part of… Read More

Friday Festival: A last visit

Reading through the blogs in our RevGalBlogPals community is like visiting with friends. This week, we take a ride with Kim at Sandpiper’s Thoughts and adjust our Expectations. I was riding the elevator this afternoon.  There are expectations about elevator protocol, aren’t there?  Are you like me, and I suspect like many other people, who… Read More

Friday Festival: The Other Side of Christmas

Like every other pastor, I struggle with the Christmas Eve sermon.  Having spent the year with church members standing by a graveside, or sitting in a claustrophobic hospital consult room, or handing out tissues when there are no words, I wonder what to say when I look into their eyes on Christmas Eve.  The good… Read More

Friday Festival: Advent Introspection

Advent invites us to introspection. We consider the year as it winds to an end, we consider the resolutions we so optimistically made eleven months ago (if we even remember them), we consider how we hope to move forward as we prepare to turn yet another page on the calendar. Many of our bloggers this week… Read More

Friday Festival: Dawn and Dusk

Shorter days are coming in some parts of the world, while others are finding longer, sunnier days.  In the U.S., I find this time of year hard, as the dark and the cold take a mental toll.  I found sustenance in our bloggers’ reflections on light, new dawns, and the beauty of twilight.  A new… Read More