Tuesday Prayer

Divine Source of Peace- When worries plague my mind, my thoughts race like a car on a speedway. Tomorrow’s concerns rattle in my head, and the present moment seems farther away than future fears. Sleep is either extremely plentiful or scarce. I’m jittery until I can find out how my problems will be solved… and… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary – Nov. 14

As I reviewed the readings for this week one theme rang out, accompanied by a visceral image of robed people crossing a field at dusk toward a church that glows. A wondering of mine is how to find the right words to convince people to be true disciples of Jesus, to undertake a painful and… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – For All the Souls

Holy Spirit, Divine Connector of All- As our hearts continue to remember the saints long after yesterday, they ache as they wish for one more day with their loved one. Many souls are wandering around our world in deep grief, hoping one day to embrace the comfort that only comes from you. Many souls feel… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God of hope, disappointment lurks right under the surface of everything these days, and fatigue is overtaking us.  Loss is ever present, and the way ahead is murky.  We stumble forward, longing for your presence.  Let your gift of hope settle on us again, we ask.  Infuse us with your love.  Bless us with sacred… Read More

Worship Words: 17 October 2021

James and John were ambitious and striving, but maybe your get-up-and-go got up and went without you. Are you in need of a little liturgical help for this week? Maybe just some inspiration to write something new, maybe something you can copy-and-paste…either way, RGBP is here for you! Here are some pieces you are welcome… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Holy Anger

Let’s talk about that dirty “A” word the Church so often dislikes… In the Church, we try to avoid “anger” like that mask-less person on the train who will just not stop coughing. I’ll never forget when I was in my first year of college and attended a retreat that was put on by the… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Let’s Eat! (Exodus 16:1-18)

Manna looks like a simple fix for a simple complaint.  Still, as always, God is up to something bigger.  It looks like food, and it’s really the taste of freedom.  These COVID days have sparked a lot of conversation about technical vs. adaptive change in the church.  We often fail to recognize adaptive challenges, which… Read More