Tuesday Prayer

Divine Mirror- Reflect back to me the person you want me to see. Reflect back to me my true image- not the one I’m imagining in my head. Encourage me to hold up your true mirror to your children I meet along the way. May they see a portrait of authenticity staring back at them.… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: We Need to Talk About Menstruation. Period.

Last night, I finally watched the Oscar-winning documentary (short subject) Period.  End of Sentence.  The film details the many women across our world who have missed opportunities for education and employment due to the lack of menstrual hygiene products.  Furthermore, women would use items like dirty rags, ashes, and leaves in order to avoid bleeding through… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Let’s Talk About Bisexuality

“I don’t want to hide anymore.” These are the words I have been saying to myself (and my therapist) a lot this past year and a half. You see, I am bisexual, and in September 2017, I started the process of coming out: first to my husband and close family, then to some of my… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God who abides with us on this side of the clouds… There’s nothing as ordinary as a gray Tuesday in January. But I will take the plain. I will take the bland. Too many days are filled with pain- News of hatred Speeches and videos and walls which divide us from one another Health declining… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Illustrator- You painted the scenery and called it good- And yet, we abhor it. The night soulless sky void of life and light smothers us As we await for the flickers of dawn to appear. The morning’s arrival greets us with a forlorn gaze And a stupor brought on by the cloud’s authoritarian tenure.… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of All Grace, All Hope, All Love- As we enter this sparkling new year, may we shed the coats of regret left upon our souls from last year. May the lessons remain in our minds while the shame is left in the past. As a crisp, fresh year sits in front of us, we… Read More

Why I Give to RevGalBlogPals: God encounters

When people ask us, as ministers, where we get our support there are many answers. Our peers, our colleagues, our neighbours, our sessions and church committees are all potential sources for support. It is now 13 years since my ordination, and for the last eight years I’ve been a solo minister in a village where… Read More