Narrative Lectionary: How to Handle Mansplainers (Genesis 37:3-8, 17b-22, 26-34; 50:15-21; Luke 6:35)

Hi everyone! I’m glad to join the RevGalBlogPals community with my first post today. This week’s lectionary text is familiar, yet it’s bothering me in new ways. Firstly, where are the women? To place myself in a meaningful way in this story, I yet again have to engage it through male eyes. Or do I?… Read More

RCL: Still Waiting

By now, hopefully your stockings are hung by the chimney with care, your halls have been decked (with boughs of holly or your decoration of choice), and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! But we’re not there yet. The season of waiting and anticipation continues. What will be synonymous with… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Surprise! (Matthew 1:18-25)

If you swab your cheek, and send your DNA off to one of the sites that will analyze it for you, there may be a surprise in store.  People who want to know where in Africa or Europe the family came from have, instead, been finding step-siblings and secrets about their parentage.  Long-held family secrets… Read More