Saturday Prayer: Covered

Holy One,You cover us with your love,Your grace,Your kindness,Your abundant patience.We need only look upAnd seeAnd hearAnd tasteYour goodness.Our thoughts are scattered,Distracted,Blown and tossed by winds of our whimsy and unruliness.You know us so well…And yet,We are coveredWith your love. Thank you.Blessed be.Amen. Rev. Deborah Vaughn, BCC is a chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of… Read More

Wit’s-End Day: The Sweet Word of God

A few weeks ago, RevGalBlogPals president Julia Seymour invited her Facebook friends to make her choose between two entirely unrelated things. I asked her to choose between Girl Scout cookies* or the deutero-Pauline letters.  I’ll spare you Julia’s response, but the result of it was a long conversation about which type of cookie embodies each… Read More

Pastoral is Political: “Pastor, Stay in Your Lane!”

We in the United States are less than two weeks away from nation-wide elections in the middle of an economic crash wrapped in a COVID pandemic and fried in “science sucks” with a side of a high-stakes Supreme Court nomination.  We will soon know what kind of United States of America people have voted for,… Read More

RCL Commentary: Re-Forming Church

Many Protestant congregations will be celebrating Reformation Sunday this week. What a year for it! The church has been pushed in to a reformation whether we were ready for it or not. We have re-formed the way we worship. We have re-formed our education ministries and our outreach efforts and our governing assemblies. Some of… Read More

RevGalBookPals: White Spaces Missing Faces

I am writing today from Big Timber, Montana, which was built on land inhabited by Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ), Apsaalooké (Crow), Cheyenne, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ peoples. It’s been a few months since I put a book review up here. First off, I want to acknowledge that many people have had difficulty reading… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Lonnie Norman, a mayor from Tennessee, United States.  Dr. Durdana Rizvi, a physician from Pakistan. Antonio Bolívar, an actor from Columbia.  Bernard and Evelyn Seckler, a couple from the United States, who died just a few days apart.  Israel Tollentino, a firefighter from New Jersey, United States. ‘Nanī’ Nabi, a grandmother from Kashmir Rocio Choque,… Read More