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It’s been a long time since I’ve done a personal blog post, so here are the Top Ten Things I’ve Been Up To:
I’ve been a busy bee writing lately!
Check out my post on Open Gathering’s Edge Pieces on “Breaking the Silence: Disability, Mental Illness and the Church.” As part of National Mental Health Awareness Week and the launch […]
A few Twitter friends and I began a lectionary discussion that takes place on Tuesdays. Thanks to my friend @blessed_harlot who started it, and @DeaconEm540 who contributed greatly to the discussion along with others. Search the hashtag #lectionary for more and join in with us on Tuesdays!
Here is a collection of my tweets on […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 28:10-19a or Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 86:11-17 or Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Our first Hebrew Scriptures thread in the lectionary follows the stories of the ancestors of the faith. We read of Jacob’s dram of the ladder from earth to heaven with angels ascending and descending. Jacob has […]
Today is Maundy Thursday. Yesterday I wrote for [D]mergent a reflection after seeing a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar with an all-female cast on Palm Sunday. The production was incredible but the portrayal of Jesus was deeply moving. Check out my reflections on Fully Human Jesus.
This week I reflected on the need for pastors to work out of the office at [D]mergent. I’ve been in pastoral ministry for eleven years now, and in that time, I think pastoral ministry has shifted priorities. In the past, one did their work in the office and left only for pastoral […]
I wrote for [D]mergent today about the need for creative leadership in order to generate creativity within a congregation. In my experience, sharing my ideas has helped others reach into their God-given creativity and share their gifts for ministry. I’m seeing it at work right now in my congregation, and it’s exciting! […]
This has been a whirlwind year.
One year ago today, we were just starting to get the inkling that we might need to move, despite being homeowners for only seven months. We were having trouble getting the resources AJ needs for his autism. We were arguing with the school district about resources provided and with […]
Jennifer Harris Dault edited this wonderful collection of the call stories of Baptist Women in Ministry, and my story is included! You can read an introduction by Jennifer, like Jennifer’s Facebook page, and of course, order your […]
I wrote for [D]mergent this week asking the question if we can find common ground on abortion. This is a very complicated, emotional issue, and after 40 years of Roe v. Wade, I feel it’s high time that both sides moved to work together to reduce abortions in this country through education […]