Narrative Lectionary: Glory, then Guts (Luke 9:28-45)

Like eating a big pile of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, we gorge on glory before we enter the somber season of Lent.  The Transfiguration story fills us up with mystery before the Lent’s fare of sacrifice and approaching death. Read the text here. Read the Working Preacher commentary here. Death and glory mingle together in… 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: Storytelling

The annual RevGalBlogPals’ Big Event (BE 10) has just concluded, with this year’s program on storytelling led by Casey FitzGerald. Sidebar: If you’re a member of RevGalBlogPals and you’ve not yet attended a BE, make a note somewhere on your Summer 2017 calendar with this reminder to yourself: “Register for BE 11!” and plan to attend… Read More

Friday Festival: Something to Hold onto

With Advent beginning on Sunday, many church pastors (and ministers of various vocations & locations) find themselves in a last-minute scramble: for liturgies, for volunteers, for calm, for inspiration, for endurance, for comfort. Around the RevGalBlogPals’ network, our blogging colleagues offer reminders and prayers that give us something to hold onto as we step into this… Read More

Friday Festival: Shiny! And Other Distractions

Need a little distraction to your day? Me too. Check out some recent blogposts of RevGals & Pals around the web, and enjoy their good words of — oh look, shiny! • I recommend starting with earthworms, male seahorses and Greenland, courtesy of Aileen Goes On. Looking for an earworm to occuy your thoughts? Derek… Read More