Friday Festival: Labyrinthine Longings

What are you pondering two weeks into Lent? What are you longing for in the quiet of your heart? Elaine Besthorn unlocks the #lentenlabyrinth~~seek. We arrived. The door was locked.  More of our group arrived. They too tried the door. Still locked.  I guess they did not trust our findings. Repeat entire sequence one more… Read More

Friday Festival: Early Lent

  Hello, all!  I’m filling in on today’s Friday Five, which has reminded me that a lot of people are practicing, practicing, practicing — and then writing about their Lenten practices. In The Edge is Here, Elaine is writing about words, words, words for Lent.  Her exploration of the word “possess” asks us: What do… Read More

Friday Festival giving up edition

It feels like such an age since I read through the blogs for Friday Festival – truth is – IT IS AGES!!! Mostly because I swapped January and forgot; and then February came and I missed that one too. In spite of diary and planner and phone reminders… those of you who receive the RevGalBlogPals… Read More

Friday Festival: How Shall We Respond?

Often when I review blog posts for this weekly roundup, it takes me a while to see a theme emerging. And sometimes I never do see one. That was not the case this week, in the wake of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. A significant portion of the 150 new blog posts… Read More

Friday Festival: These Writing Women

While the call to ministry is not necessarily a call to writing, RevGalBlogPals was founded by women whose urge to write, both about ministry and about life more broadly, led them to publish blogs. Whatever we write, from poems to prayers to anecdotes and sermon illustrations, we are writing to some extent about ourselves. Connie… Read More

Friday Festival: After Valentine’s Day

Whether you love Valentine’s Day or despise it, it echoes through our culture, and the feelings linger on even when the day is past.  Our bloggers are looking past the flowers, and past the pressure to be a perfect couple, past the teddy bears and the emphasis on romantic love to something deeper.  This day… Read More

Friday Festival: What We Embrace

Is it time to join a gym?  Follow up on a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking?  Make friends with Marie Kondo?  Our bloggers are writing about the gifts and challenges of the new year. Thinking about the star words that are often given at Epiphany, as a personal guiding star for the year ahead,… Read More