Wits’ Ends Day: New Year’s Resolutions (for other people)

I was too busy throwing up my peppermint fudge brownie sundae (and whatever else I had eaten ever in my life) to make new year’s resolutions last week. But that’s OK. I’d be breaking them by now anyway. A couple of years ago I made some resolutions for failure in the new year—which worked out… Read More

Friday Festival ~ Happy New Year Edition!

The New Year is not exactly creeping in on little cat feet.  Celebrations, vacations, new church officers and endeavors, magi, baptism, frigid weather and wild snowstorms bring much of the northern hemisphere to a halt.  There must be something to write about, yes? Rachel Hackenberg starts us off with a New Year’s Eve poem/prayer and… Read More

Wednesday Prayer: New Year’s Resolutions

God of the new, and of this New Year, help me, I ask, as I resolve to bag up my old judgments, my self-doubt and suspicion of others, and put it all out at the curb. May I shed the clutter of worn out ideas, and clean out the corners of my over-full mind. Let… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: John the Baptist and glancing at other texts

Hello Friends, I hope your re-entry post-Christmas hasn’t been too bumpy. Perhaps it is because of the frenzied time of Christmas that the RCL returns every year to John the Baptist text. Hopefully Mark 1:4-11 can be familiar but not tired as you look forward. Although not a Christian concept, the idea of revolutionary baptism… Read More

Friday Festival: Buh-Bye 2016, Hello 2017

For some, the end of 2016 means stocking up on champagne and chips.  For others, this is the time to reflect on the old year, and make plans for the coming year.  Some of us are letting out a sigh of relief at the end of a tough year, and others are dreading the year… Read More