Category: clergy

10 years ago… An Ordination Happened!

Ten years ago, I was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in a nondenominational church. For many years before that, I was serving in pastoral roles, but was not given the recognition of the title, “pastor.” Some of us, like yours truly, take…

Good Friday

Reposted from last year – a prayer written for RevGalBlogPals. You are welcome to use with attribution. Peace and blessings.

What does your garden grow?

Does it grow compassion?  Are you aware of the deep hurts and needs of others? Does it nuture other’s growth?  Is it suffering from a lack of awareness because of your in attention? Does it celebrate beauty?  Does it let the Light of the…

Healthcare: Who will pay?

Over at RevGalBlogPals I wrote a thing… you can find it here (but here’s a sample…) Without subsidies, they will not be able to afford to keep him at home. His daughter shrugged and said that it will end up costing the government more…

Burning my Hosannas

Hosanna!  Hosanna!  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord! I remember… hands raised in praise the streets filled with people shouts of joy “blessed, how blessed!” months go by discouraged and tired the heart is weary “why, Lord, why?”…

 Another day, another stole

Today I took a quick trip into downtown DC, to the plaza in front of the US Supreme Court building. Before I started my rounds with my hospice patients, I put on my collar and this stole. The stole was made by refugee artists…

This is what democracy looks like…

  “There is an old saying that the course of civilization is a race between catastrophe and education. In a democracy such as ours, we must make sure that education wins the race.”President John F. Kennedy Today I participated in the messy, noisy, and…

Crossposting: Why I Need RevGalBlogPals

Note: This is a reposting and expanded version of a Facebook post on a private page. It retells some of my own story to ordained ministry. (If you’re a regular blog reader, you can move on now…) I share this story because RevGalBlogPals is a…

Book Review: “Ruined” by Ruth Everhart

TRIGGER WARNING: Rape; sexual assault. As a mother, I’ve had more than enough good advice to pour into my daughters’ ears.  (I’m sure, in fact, I’ve said TOO much!) Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to say, “here is my story… learn from it!”…

I Will Hold Your Story

In my work as a chaplain, I am privileged to listen and reflect with those who are brought into my circle of care. I am not the only one who listens to these patients. Nurses. Social workers. Physicians. Nursing assistants. Even the food service and…

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