Friday Prayer: Change in Plans

Holy One, When I dream of the perfect Christmas holiday but my life isn’t a TV movie, let me accept reality with humor and grace. Remind me when I over-plan and under-prepare that my work isn’t about perfection. And when my memories of Christmases past are changed because of pandemic realities, point me back to… Read More

Monday Prayer

Before our Zoom screens, we sat and wept    when we remembered the Before Times.There on our ring lights, we hung our scripts,And there our parishioners asked us for songs,    our tormentors demanded songs unmasked;    they said, “This isn’t real and you are causing suffering for no reason!” How can we sing the songs of the Lord    while in a pandemic of illness, of… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: How to Change

Content note: the following is my own opinion and reflection and is not written on behalf of the Board of this organization. At our very last group gathering for this organization, in January 2020, we were facing some big changes. Our Executive Director was moving to the next stage in her life and this group,… Read More

The Sacred Pause

“Sacred pause is the locus of liberation…” – Rev. Meredith Crigler The Board of Directors of RevGalBlogPals has decided to take a Sacred Pause from the beginning of Advent 2021 until the beginning of Lent 2022. The Board made this decision by taking stock of their capacity, the realities of the world around them, recent changes… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – Inhaling Peace

Spirit of Sabbath- I start a new season with deep breath of peace. In my exhale, I’m releasing the complicated air of tension. Each inhale inflates my lungs with hope, and every exhale releases the pressures of this day. Gratitude fills my lungs with joy. Worry leaves my inner being as air rushes from my… Read More

RCL, Advent 1, Nov. 28, 2021. God is all in. Are We?

For many, the first Sunday in Advent is a time to talk about hope. What kind of hope will sustain us in our present? The troubles in the world and in our lives are real. God’s hope is also real. I come alongside individuals, groups and communities in the context of natural and unnatural disasters.… Read More

RevGalBookPals: A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church (Year W)

Here’s the TL:DR for this review: Buy this book already or put it on a holiday request list now. End of story. (This review is for the Year W book, but I also recommend the Year A resource as well.) While I do read many scholarly books, and I read all the material in the… Read More