Sunday Prayer: Love Supreme

O Love Supreme, our foundation and our irritation, our comfort and our chastisement: The earth quakes with the marching of racism (in every generation, new boots carry the same hatred) but we who know Love Supreme will not be shaken. The air blisters and scorches with words of hatred (old words, dusty words, dead words… Read More

Saturday Prayer: Lord, have mercy.

Kyrie eleison Christe eleison Kyrie eleison We watch  in  horror, eyes burning with tears, hearts screaming in pain, minds refusing to comprehend, can such evil be real? Lord Jesus, come quickly.   Barbara Bruneau is a recently retired Lutheran pastor living in southeastern Minnesota. She is a knitter, a weaver, and a very occasional blogger at An… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party

How are you all doing? I am currently at the point where I squeaked the bulletin out Friday (this)  morning and am just now doing the work of looking at the RCL for my sermon. Its been a busy week, well more like a regularly busy week after a a super busy month, so I… Read More

Ask the Matriarch: What’s Your Spiritual Practice?

Wouldn’t you know that this week’s post is coming to you a day late, on the week when the question is about how we are spiritually disciplined? Ahem. Moving on . . . Let’s consider the subject of spiritual disciplines and welcome potential for growth: Dear Matriarchs, I have enjoyed the recent RevGalBlogPals feature sharing… Read More

Friday Festival: August Potpourri

Well, it’s August, and the eclipse is coming, along with the end of summer rush to get away and to prepare for fall beginnings.  August always feels like such a random month to me and so . . . a random potpourri of posts:​ Knowing that “good people can be clueless,” Jan in achurchforstarvingartists writes… Read More

Wits-Ends-Day: A Pastor’s Dream Come True

I started volunteering at our local humane society this week. Not because I’m a good person. Because my twelve-year-old daughter wants to volunteer and she’s too young to do it without parental supervision. After the required orientation, we wore our long pants, closed-toed shoes, and volunteer T-shirts, and showed up for our first shift. The… Read More