Category: women in ministry

I will choose to Love

In the never-ending pile of books in my “to be read” pile, I came across a quote recently that spoke volumes to the way I want to live my life. In reading A Testament of Hope, a collection of essays, sermons and speeches by Rev….

Self-care (A review for the stubborn one)

I am learning how badly I am following my own teaching on “self care.” I wrote recently about a bad fall that I had on our patio, which left me bruised and with a swollen and painful knee. While I did follow basic first…

A heart to heart talk

I asked my patient, “How are you, my friend?” As his tired hand rested in mine. We have a history of many visits, Many hours, Many thoughtful words… “I’m dying, you know,” he said softly, His voice rough with the years Of hard work…

Co-laborers, Dreamers, Wonderers and Wanderers

It was a casual dinner with pizza and laughter, reflection and just plain fun. And I wrote a prayer about it over at RevGals… so go take a look! 🙂 (NOTE: There are many more faces that could also be in this photo. You…

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…

A Guide to Pentecost Shoes

A recent lament by another RevGal about finding TRULY “Pentecost Red” shoes caused me to peruse a local discount store. One of my PKs was shopping for a special outfit and I had time to kill. So (with apologies to store security who probably…

A New Year’s Blessing

Book Review: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Book Review Carol Howard Merritt, Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing a Hurtful Church (New York: Harper One, 2017), hardcover, 232 pages. Carol Howard Merritt, known for her insightful writing in the Christian Century and her previous books* offers a…

If you have regrets…

Cross-posted from Facebook… At the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. yesterday, I carried many names on my stole. It was an honor and a privilege. When someone asked me, I could hardly talk about it without getting teary. There were many among my family…

I don’t speak for you

I don’t speak for you. There. I said it. I also don’t speak for people who look like me, dress like me, work with me, worship with me, or live near me. And, most importantly, I most definitely do not speak for someone who…

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 have no words…

I have no words to share what’s on my heart. I have only tears and prayers, and the promise that You, O Lord, will walk through this valley with me. I have no wisdom to give in this place of grief. I have only…

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