Saturday Prayer: Waiting for Love

Love came down to rescue me, love came down to set me free. Love, it’s a simple word isn’t? Just four letters, such a small word for such a big purpose. You are the incarnation of Love, sweet baby Jesus. You are God incarnate. God, who is the embodiment of love, and all things that… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Isaiah’s Hope

Today is Election Day in the United States, and the stakes seem as high, if not higher, than they have ever been. Today it feels like we choose between hope and fear. And nearly everyone in our nation (no matter which side of the election your politics reside) would tell you we choose between good… Read More

Saturday Prayer: Giggly Girls

For giggly girls at a slumber party. We Give Thanks To The Lord. For the innocents of young age, before boobs and boys, before objectivity. We Give Thanks To The Lord. For the opportunity to dance without judgement, where ‘girly’ can mean whatever they want. We Give Thanks To The Lord. Where no boys allowed… Read More

Saturday Prayer: #thisis2016

The world gets inside my head sometimes. More than I would like. And I am angry. God, where are you? And how is it we have strayed so far from your radical word? “Love one another, as I have loved you.” When women are grabbed and their bodies assaulted because the world have told men… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Church Book Clubs

The congregation I serve has a book club of sorts. It began a few years ago when several fans of A Prayer for Owen Meany asked about getting together to discuss the book. We met at a Mexican restaurant for margaritas, chips, and book gushing. We then mentioned another book, maybe for the next month, and… Read More

Wednesday Festival – Summertime?

It’s the first Wednesday Festival in July. Game of Thrones is on a break & I am caught up on House of Cards with only two episodes of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt left to watch. Our family has already completed our Fantastic Summer Vacation. All we have now is the heat of a Texas summer… Read More

Thursday Prayer: Another Set of Hands

Dear God, Sometimes Tuesday feels like Monday. And Wednesday feels like Monday. And Thursday feels like Monday. Sometimes things just don’t go right. The kids are unruly. The adults are a mess. The world is shaken upside down. And I’m overwhelmed with Things to do People to see Messes to clean up Tears to dry… Read More

Saturday Prayer: The Game

The pressure mounts, O God, bases are loaded in my mind. I’ve practiced, I’ve laid out my game day best.  But today I wait.  I scurry to make sure it’s all done and pretending to rest. Today should be sabbath. But all day I fret.  “Should I say that?” “How should I say that?” “Maybe… Read More