The Ministry of RevGalBlogPals: worth every penny

I have been a member of RevGalBlogPals almost since the beginning. From a couple dozen friends reading each other’s blogs, through a centralised website where we shared ideas, to conferences and other continuing education events, to a facebook group of over 5,000…RGBP has been a crucial part of my life for my whole ministry. At… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary:  The You are Holy (so act like it) Edition

Pick a text, any text, this week and we’re confronted with who we are and how we are to be in this world. It can be a celebratory experience – we are holy because God is holy! And it can be a humbling experience – do we really love our neighbors as ourselves? In Deuteronmy… Read More

Friday Prayer: Sobriety

Holy Parent- Look with kindness and mercy on your beloved children who are wrestling with sobriety and freedom from addictions. We pour out our appeal for those who are in their first year, day, hour, minute of hope. We ask for you to give them strength and renewed courage. We lift up those around them… Read More

Meet-n-Greet: fall colors edition

The fall colors are nearly gone here, thanks to a week of wind and rain–but there are still some gorgeous bright spots where you can see the progression of the season, even on one branch. It’s almost as if some of these trees and bushes took the fall-back hour and made it a fall-back week….they’re… Read More

The Multiplier Effect

Mark 6:30-34 – esp 31b: [Jesus] said to the Apostles, “Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while.”  RGBP translation: “Come away to a place set apart where we can rest, recoup, share resources, and support each other.”  The congregation I serve is beginning to have honest conversations about money and… Read More

A Meet-n-Greet for the best month of the year

It’s October! I love October. In addition to being my birthday (that’s right, I observe my birthday for the entire month, because I love it so much), it’s also clearly the best weather we are likely to have in my area. Cool mornings, low humidity, sunny afternoons, breezy, colors changing, gorgeous sunsets…there’s no other month… Read More