Reposted from RevGalBlogPals Friday Prayer: I saw the wildfires, Lord. The flames licking at houses, scorching trees. The stuff of homes and families and memories… GONE. I am undone. The raging power of the flames scared me, their passion was so all-consuming. but unlike the fires, You are not capricious. You are not destructive. I … More Ashes Again
This week I’m at Princeton Theological Seminary as an Engle Preaching Institute Fellow. Part of my experience is sharing this learning experience with my Roundtable Group of other women clergy, aka the RevGals. Our group’s name expresses what we have come to understand is essential to our longevity in ministry: Feed My Sheep: Spiritual Care for … More Feed My Sheep: Restoring my Soul
The traffic crawled for over a mile this afternoon and this was most of what I could see: It was the inspiration for this week’s Friday Five (which I’m hosting this week over at RevGals). Play along if you’d like! I am fortunate to have some great encouragers in my life. The ones who know … More Friday Five: Push or Pull?
Because of the nature of my work (hospice chaplain) I must constantly wrestle with “compassion fatigue.” It is far too easy to be disengaged after a day of walking with those who are in an end-of-life scenario. I screw it up all the time… But here’s my honest reflection on the nature of Calling and … More Refugees and “compassion fatigue”
This week I’m hosting the Friday Five over at RevGalBlogPals. You’re invited to play along in the comments if you’d like. 🙂 We often encourage each other to “bloom where you’re planted.” I like the symbolism, but realized that RevGals and Pals hail from all over the world! What blooms in Maryland may be far … More FRIDAY FIVE: Blooming things
This week, I’m hosting the Friday Five over at RevGals! Play along if you’d like! My coworker looked over with amusement at my purse. It was stuffed to the brim so that I had both hands free to carry a large vase of flowers. We both began to chuckle as I kept pulling out items … More FRIDAY FIVE: Whatcha Hauling?
HOPE: Seeing each other and our world as God sees us Romans 5:1-11 It’s so good to see everyone! It’s great to be out of the snowdrifts and black ice, isn’t it? This time last week our driveway was an icy luge in-the-making and we opted to stay safely at home. But we missed you! In … More A sermon on HOPE