Friday Festival: Separation and Connection

This weekend many congregations will celebrate Pentecost. We will talk about God’s power to break down dividing walls, build bridges over chasms that separate us, and make connections between people who can’t imagine themselves connected. Several of our blog writers have been thinking about separation and connection in their posts this week. “This year, our… Read More

Friday Festival: Why aren’t you writing?

RevGalBlogPals began as a webring, a connected group of bloggers with the shared interest of being or supporting women in ordained ministry. In those pre-Facebook days, we kept up with each other by navigating from one blog to another, carrying on conversations in the comments that sometimes migrated from one person’s page to another. All… Read More

Friday Festival – Wrestling With Prayer

During Lent, I held a luncheon series on Ways to Pray.  We explored verbal prayer, writing prayer, movement prayer, praying through art, and praying through singing.  Through these experiences, all of us saw our communication with God expand – nudging each of us to open ourselves to the variety of ways we are called to… Read More

Friday Festival: Back to the Foundation

As the week winds up, our bloggers are returning us to the essentials.  They offer a counterbalance to whatever sorrow, aggravation, worry or rage the week has brought to us.  The image above is Bonnie Jacobs meditation on the laundry — just in case your week has been like that, too. Jan Edmiston reminds us… Read More

Friday Festival: For now and for later

It’s Friday in the post-Easter lull, which doesn’t mean the week wasn’t busy but only that we pastors may be living lull-ishly regardless. Some of the blog posts I’ll share are current and perhaps pertinent for this Sunday, while the others speak to last week and ideas we may want to bookmark for next year.… Read More

Friday Festival: Into the Mess

Do we fear mess? The season of Lent invites us into the messy unknown.  By exploring spiritual practices and wrestling with any discord in our hearts, we invest in the Lenten wilderness process as we see in our friend’s blogs. April Fiet dives into a physically space to sort through items – specifically Flip Flops… Read More

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