Friday Festival

Our bloggers are reflecting on travel, and the baggage we carry, this week.  They are our tour guides into new spiritual territory. Beginning with the intriguing lament, “I have always wanted to be a tiny-purse carrier,” Melissa Bane Sevier reflects on what we carry around, and Jesus’ instructions to his disciples not to carry a… Read More

Friday Festival: Popsicle Time

mmer is coming!  In some places where school ends early, it’s here. Whether we live on a school year calendar or not, summer brings a lift to the spirits, and the hope of a change in our routine.  Some people travel, and others take dinner outside.  Some of us develop a daily ice cream ritual,… Read More

Friday Festival: Hermeneutics

The work of interpreting life and scripture, and the understanding of the lenses by which we make such interpretations, is called hermeneutics. Knowing — and testing — our individual & cultural hermeneutics is necessary work for ministry and for maturity of faith. Hermeneutics is an academic kind of word but it’s an everyday kind of… Read More

Friday Festival: Standing in the Need of Prayer

Feeling my own need for prayer, today for the Friday Festival I scoured the words of our RevGalBlogPals’ blogging community for Spirit-full reflections that echoed and uplifted my spirit. With deep gratitude for their poetry and insight, these are the words of Beth Richardson, Teri McDowell Ott, Scoop, Liz, Charlene Hinckley, Julia Seymour, and Diana Trautwein.… Read More

Friday Festival: Our Stories

At Tales from the Great Adventure, Blog Pal Derek asks a great question for reflecting on our own lives and for reading one another’s reflections on their lives: “Our lives tell a story; they are a body of work. What story is it that you tell, simply by living?” Mary Beth of Terrapin Station writes… Read More

Friday Festival: Desires

February is the month of longing. In a long winter, we long for sunshine.  In unusual political times, we long for clarity.  Valentine’s Day can leave us longing for love, companionship, or just a really fantastic cupcake.  If we raced straight from Advent to preparations for Lent, we long for quiet, and a moment to… Read More

Friday Festival ~A Week’s Reading Journeys

Friday the 13th?! What are we up to?  Here are seven posts for the next seven days! While interfaith relationships have been an interest of mine since my middle school days, they have recently become a matter of some personal urgency. Jan in achurchforstarving artists suggests a book on Interfaith Leadership from Eboo Patel, and… Read More