The Pastoral is Political: When the System Pushes Back

I am delighted to yield this space today to the Rev. Casey Wait, pastor, storyteller, and painter. She currently serves as pastor of John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Annandale, Virginia. You can reach Casey on Twitter @caseyfitzgerald or by email revcasey@johncalvinpres.org. You can see her paintings by visiting http://www.caseypaints.com or listen to her tell stories… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Spirit of Warmth, As chills reign in the hearts of many,we reach for our spiritual blankets to remove the frigidness surrounding us. Oh how so many words and images and actionshave built a wall of ice between us and our neighbors! Yet there is no ice that you, God, can’t melt.For you are our Great… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of light, On the days of shadows and clouds, our souls feel the strain of gray. Will sunlight pierce through the thickness of dread? Will light reach our foreheads, our hands, our spirits? Whether winter clouds or summer storms, erase clouds from the skies. Remove the clouds hovering above our minds and encapsulating our… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Holy God, there are gifts we long for this Christmas.  We praise you for the gifts that have sustained us this year: deep hope…holy energy…perseverance…righteous anger…the ability to see injustice around us, and within us.  We ask you for particular gifts this season: rest for health care workers…a full table for the hungry…health for those… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Mighty God, we understand Advent…but Christmas? Can we turn from Advent to Christmas, when the time comes?  Is there still joy, with millions dead around the world?  Do we deserve peace, with fire weaponized again against Black people?  How can we hope, with millions hungry?  Advent matches our longing for your presence…a big helping this… Read More