After my on call hours last week, I crawled into bed with a heavy, sad heart. My feelings were a mess; my mind a sort of emotional blender, as I was tied up in an unresolved situation with a family in my care. (I can’t even go into the details. Trust me. It was terrible.) … More God restores my soul…
There are times that I love living in the DC area. We get so much information and reporting on the nation’s politics. And then there are the times when I get frustrated that the decision-makers and ground-shakers are too far removed from every day people like me. Yes, I can write my representative and senators … More Life in the Land of Policy Wonks and Faith
Rev. Pat from RevGals has this week’s Friday Five: Those of you who are my friends on Facebook know I’ve been trying to post Advent music in this season, which is no small trick because, as you well know, it’s been “Christmas” since Halloween in the world out there! So today we focus on Advent … More RevGals Friday Five: Still Advent, Baby! Edition
My first take on today’s reading was, “How the HECK does this fit into Advent?” It isn’t exactly a Scripture that screams baby Jesus in the manger… A second read, a third read, and I got it. It is that one little phrase: the day of Christ Jesus I thank my God every time I … More Advent 2C – Philippians 1:3-11 “On the Day of Christ Jesus”
Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. Col. 3:17 The Message As the liturgical calendar begins a re-boot with the coming of Advent, I turn my thoughts and prayers towards the places God has me at work … More From The Blotter – Part 5
Consider these words from Ephesians 2: 14 Christ is our peace. He made both Jews and Gentiles into one group. With his body, he broke down the barrier of hatred that divided us. 15 He canceled the detailed rules of the Law so that he could create one new person out of the two groups, … More When kingdoms rise and wane, Christ is our peace
I’ve been writing a lengthy document in preparation for my eventual board certification as a chaplain. One section requires that I give “a fairly complete” history of my life! Pages and pages explaining where I lived, what my family was like, what I studied, and the ways I’ve spent my life so far. I guess … More What have you been doing all of your life?