RCL: Come, Holy Spirit!

Pentecost! The culmination of the Christian season of Easter, originally a Jewish festival, which is why the Jewish followers of Jesus were gathered together for this religious observance. Still recovering from their grief at the crucifixion, joy at the resurrection, and confusion at Jesus’ brief stay with them prior to the Ascension. Pentecost! That day… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Teapot- My teacup is empty. There is no nourishment, no flavor, no hydration in my soul. I seek one drop of anything, and I discover I’m arid. I never realized I would ever be in a spiritually parched state. Your Spirit continued to flow, and now it seems as though I have missed receiving… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Pain Is Real

Pain is real. As someone who has dealt with endometriosis and other autoimmune issues, I can attest that daily distracting body pains are part of my existence.   I’ve been extremely fortunate.  While I’ve had some doctors brush off my pain, telling me that an anti-depressant will help with the pain (it didn’t), my pain was… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Do This, Not That (Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21)

The church I serve is full of delightful people with a love for the world, and they find great solace in policies. Binders. Manuals. Rules. What makes me itch makes them feel secure. Looking back two thousand years, I can imagine that the churches in Galatia, once Paul left them, wanted the security of a… Read More