RCL: God Calling

My call story involves an Amy Grant song and Route 128 in Massachusetts. I was already enrolled in a graduate program in Pastoral Ministry. I had been thinking of it as a useful prelude to what I thought I wanted to do: study Jungian psychotherapy. Then, one fall day I found myself driving to the… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Climate change denial is not an option

Severe flooding has already hit the UK, much of Europe and also parts of the USA this winter. If that wasn’t enough to concentrate people’s minds about climate change, then the loss of life, human and animal, and the loss of homes in Australia’s bush fires should have done. In the UK, the floods in… Read More

Saturday Prayer

This is a day of learning for me, God,A day of moving outside ofMy comfort zoneAs I follow a starInto a future that may beVery different from today And I pray for all of usThat we are willing to tryA new thingSomething we have not done beforeSo that we can growWhile following a star Give… Read More

Friday Prayer: Care of All Things

Creator of all things- I pray for the animals, the bugs, the creeping things, the critters that you made, love, and for which you care. I trust that each tripping hoof, whispering antenna, and minuscule stretch is known to you. I grieve that the missteps of human beings cause pain and suffering to our created… Read More

Thursday Prayer

When I was little, I used to hide under the water. When my mom wanted us to leave the pool and go home, I would hide under the water and hold my breath and pretend I couldn’t hear her. She couldn’t reach me there. Under the water, I was free. Under the water, I could… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Earthquakes Firestorms Missile strikes Plane crashes City-wide gun violence Is this how we are starting 2020, God? Help us to stop. Now! Stop our pillaging of the earth for our comfort Stop our polluting the air with our poison Stop our scapegoating and warmongering Stop our putting profit before people Stop our othering Stop our… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of all Creation- As the world wobbled and rumbled this morning in Puerto Rico, We send our prayers and our love to the ones now seeing a shattered world. As electricity and water has ceased, We pray that they can find the resources they need. May their earthquakes end, And may their trauma heal.… Read More