Tag: clergywomen

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…

What cometh before a fall?

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. So says the writer of Proverbs, anyway. (16:18 if you’re playing along for points.) This evening just before things were completely dark outside, I heard our wind chimes singing mightily in the back…

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…

Working hands, busy mind

I cleaned my stove tonight. I cleaned it because I clean it once a week. Yep. Every Wednesday night, it’s stove-cleaning time. Isn’t it beautiful? I love me a bright, shiny stove! Um… well… Now, if you know me at all, you’re laughing, because…

That Family Resemblance – The “Kin-dom” of God

That Family Resemblance – The “Kin-dom” of God Ephesians 1:3-14 A sermon offered to the people of God at Bethesda United Church of Christ July 15, 2018 It’s wonderful to be back here with you. The last time I subbed for Pastor Dee, many…

Good Friday

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

SHEroes: Deborah and the Woman at the Well

A sermon offered to the people of God at Greenbelt Community Church, Greenbelt, Maryland Thank you for your warm welcome. I’m delighted to serve you today for my friend Pastor Glennyce. We are part of a women’s clergy group and have enjoyed some wonderful…

Who’s Calling? A sermon on Genesis 22:1-14

Offered to the people of God at Bethesda United Church of Christ Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14 ESV) Thank you, my new friends, for the warm welcome…

The Day After Christmas

I came downstairs this morning to begin a Christmas tradition with my family… Making the “monkey bread” that’s a special holiday treat. There was no time to bake it on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. When I did have a little down time, we…

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…

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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