Friday Prayer

Look. I try not to treat You like a divine vending machine- prayer in, need out, But in the present situation, that awareness means my prayers are more along the lines: “FFFFF#$)*#0&&#$(&(*^&(#^&^$()*@&#)(*@&&@!#(*&!!!!!” That’s me releasing a fraction of my deep feelings into the deep and wide well that is the Holy Repository for Grief and… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Move Forward

This week, after leaving Joseph unjustly imprisoned last week at the hands of Mrs. Potiphar, we skip ahead quite a bit in the narrative to Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29 and the story of the long walk to freedom for the Israelites, out of bondage in Egypt, through the Red Sea. Working Preacher commentary is here. The… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Always in season

Perversely, since I stepped out of parish/congregational ministry, I’ve fallen in love all over again with the texts that, week after week, speak into life and culture. Somehow, freed of the pressure of preaching every week, I’ve gained a new appreciation of the timeless relevance of Scripture in all that confronts the world and creation… Read More

Friday Prayer

My parents live in North Carolina, in the southeastern United States.  My dad inspects hog waste lagoons for the state of NC.  A lagoon is an open depository for hog waste slurry to manage and treat the waste from a large concentration of animals.  Since Hurrican Florence, the count of dead hogs (including sows with… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Grandpa’s Tent

I received a free copy of this book for review. No promises were made in exchange for the book.  There are not many picture books that deal with death. More specifically, there are not many Christian picture books that accurately and adequately discuss the process of the body dying, but the Christian hope of eternal… Read More

Friday Prayer

Life-giving Mother, Strengthen me to say… To the spiritual forces that oppose you, Get behind me, Satan! To the political forces that subvert your desire for healing and wholeness, Get behind me, Adversary! To the force within me, struggling for control of others and all situations, Get behind me, Sin!   I renounce the forces… Read More