Thursday Prayer: a blessing for a clergywoman

May God bless you this day: May God’s presence undergird your days: sustaining you in hope, indwelling you in peace, encouraging you in faith. May you find freedom and room to breathe when the space seems narrow; may you find boldness and clarity when you are called to speak truth to power;  may you find… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, you have filled my life with a variety of adventures. Today I give thanks for the anniversary of my ordination. Through the long journey heading towards that occasion – from oral exams to ordination papers – we grew stronger together. Since that day, you’ve been my Divine Walking Stick during the times when needing… Read More

In the Company of the Saints

This past Sunday afternoon, I was at church with my son. He was playing in the back and I was meeting with a couple of people in the front. A man from the congregation came by and did some minor repairs on the building, including changing lightbulbs. My son followed him around- interested in the… Read More

Friday Prayer: All the Days of My Life

When a church member “threatens” to leave when she doesn’t get her way… Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. When I choke back tears at the funeral of a beloved elder… Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. When the sounds of children wrestling… Read More