11th Hour Preacher Party: acting on faith

Somehow, it’s already Saturday. Or for some among us, it’s already Saturday night. Sunday’s coming, friends, whether we are ready or not! Whether you are working on what it means to have faith the size of a mustard seed (RCL commentary is here), or the Ten Commandments and the idea of teaching the next generations… Read More

Ordiversary Party: October!

Happy October Ordiversaries!! This is my own ordiversary month, so I hope you all are celebrating in extra Enneagram-7 style. This month’s party is being kicked off by the ever-delightful Pat Raube, who is the pastor of Union Presbyterian in Endicott, NY. She has a pretty awesome story, in addition to being fabulous herself, so… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: The Law and the Shema (Deut 5:1-21 and 6:4-9)

This Sunday’s text is the second telling of the Ten Commandments, the telling of the commandments just before the Israelites enter the land of milk and honey. So this is not the generation that left Egypt, most of them are dead, but the next generation, the ones who will inherit the land. You can find… Read More

Friday Prayer

This is my daily prayer: That I’m alert to God’s tender care. Grace and mercy abound, I was lost, now I’m found. This divine welcome with all I must share. The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and… Read More

RevGalBookPals: The Journey of York

I live in Montana and here, as in some other parts of the United States, the story of Lewis and Clark is part of the local ethos. The truth and the fiction of the Corps of Discovery is in the soil here. When Philemon was recently in the lectionary, I thought about York. York was enslaved… Read More

Friday Prayer

  The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc. RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: unpacking edition

It’s that time again—time to write a sermon. Sometimes it feels like we just did that… This week the various lectionaries give us a lot to unpack, whether it’s the RCL and Jesus apparently telling us to forsake family ties, or the NL with the 2nd creation story and the difficulty that western culture has… Read More

Ordiversary Party: September fun!

Happy Ordiversary!! This month’s party is being kicked off by Original RevGal Kathryn Zucker Johnston, whose late night emails with friends became the 11th Hour Preacher Party. She serves as Head of Staff at a PC(USA) church in Pennsylvania, and she is well known among longtime RevGals for her pithy sayings that offer wisdom we… Read More