Friday Festival: Stories to Share

Everyone has a story to share and a truth to tell.  The Breath of Life awakens stories within us, and through the writings of our friends, we are able to see how stories have taken shape and how we keep these stories alive. At Gifts in Open Hands, Maren Tirabassi expresses her desire for depth… Read More

Friday Festival: Small Routines, Big Questions

The daily activities of getting up, reading the news, eating a meal and thinking about our habits have our bloggers pondering how our ordinary routines reveal bigger truths. The Thoughtful Pastor, Christy Thomas, is getting a small glimpse of life with a disability or a pre-existing condition, and reflecting on how that changes everything about… Read More

Friday Festival: Questions for the Church

Discernment is an important word for the Church across all generations and seasons: the work of sorting through (information, events, purposes, intentions, actions, etc.) with the Spirit’s help to understand God’s call and work. Reading our colleagues’ thoughts around the RevGalBlogPals’ blogging network can be an inventive & insightful method for generating questions for discernment… Read More

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