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. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I found these words: Hatred paralyzes life; … More I will choose to Love
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 long and winding road to get to ordination, partly because … More 10 years ago… An Ordination Happened!
Behold. A rock pile. Not just any rock pile. Oh, no! It’s taken years to get this pile of rocks. There was a decent start to the pile when we moved in 22 years ago. As I dug new garden beds, I’d find rocks and add them. When we added a retaining wall, the … More The Rock Piles of Ministry: Who Knew?
I have to be honest. This pastor’s Christmas joy was a little flat this year. But inspire of how I felt, there was a lot of joy in the middle of the mess. This Advent opened in a true Spirit of anticipation. I was aware of my own sense of waiting and longing. It collapsed around … More Christmas in the Emergency Department
The Spirit blows where She wills. I will hope and pray and keep listening.
It’s an adventure… walking by faith and saying to the Divine, “Ok, I am willing.” Part of me tenses up in fear. I wonder, “Is this like praying for patience, and then getting a boatload of opportunities to practice BEING patient?” No, I know I’m on a journey. At times, it’s a wilderness wandering, full … More In the wild unknown of the Spirit
It’s Saturday. I have laundry to do, correspondence to send out, books to read and a sermon to write. I also have a head-pounding allergy headache. And what I really want to do is nap. Or garden. Mostly I’m just wondering how I’m going to fit everything in my day into my day. Wondering where I’ll … More Wondering Woman