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Lenten Practices–a personal reflection Happy Shrove Tuesday! Happy Pancake Day! Happy Mardi Gras! However you say it or celebrate it, it’s the day before Lent, a day of indulgence before turning to […]
A good friend recently asked about my resources and my use/lack of use of inclusive language, so I thought I’d post some thoughts on why I choose to (or not) use gender-inclusive language.
In my resources, I always try to use gender-neutral terms for God. Many of the names of God found in the Hebrew […]
Some of my best friends are non-church goers, and some of my closest friends over the years have been atheists and agnostics. This may sound strange for someone who is an ordained Baptist minister, and I’ve been thinking about it recently.
Growing up in Wasilla, Alaska, most of my friends did go to church, or […]
Normally right now I would be teaching the 4th-8th grade Sunday School class at First Christian Church in Durant. Instead, I am at home, with a child resting, watching Blue’s Clues whose temperature is over 100 degrees and who is congested.
Sundays can be tough for clergy parents. For the first seventeen months of AJ’s […]
Something that I omitted from my first two posts, on purpose, was safety. I wanted to save it for its own post, to really pray and think about it first.
While we all have our own boundaries that we will not cross, and sometimes this is set up by society and the perceived fear of […]
This is a prayer I have become familiar with lately: “God, use me today for Your will.”
I pray this prayer every Monday when I enter the chapel at MCSO (Medical Center of Southeast Oklahoma) before I begin my rounds. I pray this prayer when I am enthusiastic. Often I prayer this prayer when I […]
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” –Matthew 25:35
Last night, I got the call that I’m sure many pastor’s wives have received over the years: “Hi love, is it all right if we have […]