Wednesday Prayer

God, we have been praying… We who reside in the USA and those around the world watching, impacted… …Praying for peace as power shifts …Praying for healing as new leaders step in …Praying for justice as space is demanded for “firsts” God, we are grateful… For as we were reminded by the inaugural poet, as… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God on this day of Epiphany, we invoke the spirit of our ancestors, Los Tres Reyes Magos, the wise men, the magi, the scholars, the astrologers Called by many names Remembered for many reasons ~ ashé                 Today God, as we face election battles, the rise of white supremacist groups, poverty, and hunger at an all-time… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political – The Impromptu Journey Back

I refuse to believe that I am alone in revising my life and reassessing goals on the fly. I had a different plan but join me on this impromptu, unplanned journey back into 2020 with hopes for an improved 2021 ahead. I had to let go of what I wanted and initially dreamed of embracing the gems of the reality of 2020. Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Not just a children’s story (Daniel 6:6-27)

Look in any children’s bible and you will find the story of Daniel and the lions’ den. It’s a good, simple, straightforward story which is (mostly) suitable for children and the young at heart. However, this very simplicity makes it a difficult passage to preach on. What is the message it contains? How can we… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Dear God, Not even a contentious US election can keep the sun from rising anew As we await results, please– Cause peace to rise up in our spirits and kindness in our conversations Continue to draw out determination and hope for the shift this nation needs Compel decision makers to ensure all votes are counted… Read More

Friday prayer: make us faithful stewards

God who extravagantly blesses, you give us much and ask us to be purposeful in how we use it. It’s that time of year when many churches think more intentionally about how to allocate their funds and invite members into the spiritual discipline of giving. There’s extra anxiety around money talk this year, since the… Read More

Friday Prayer

One to Whom Revenge Belongs, I feel almost nothing but rage and grief.  I am surrounded by those who make a mockery of truth, honesty, and justice.Their yes is “if it pleases me”. Their no is “if it pleases me”.Their vows are fulfilled on the bodies of people slain just for living while black or brown… Read More