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I rarely post sermons because often what I end up preaching only resembles the manuscript.
I write out a full manuscript, usually by Thursday, for Sunday’s sermon. But I only review the manuscript a few times before Sunday, and I do not take the manuscript with me into the pulpit.
In seminary, my homiletics professor […]
Warning: spoilers ahead from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
My husband and I have a standing Star Wars date. On the Friday of its release, we both take the day off from work. Kiddo is in school, so we don’t have to pay for childcare. We get to see the film for the matinee price, […]
(originally published on my personal Facebook account)
Today, as we approached the school grounds, kids were running from cars and the buses to the playground. When we got close to school, AJ took my hand, and leaned in to me. He doesn’t say much with words, but it was a moment of holiness for me.
A lot of continuing education workshops end up being boring. You might get something out of the keynote, but a lot of it is note taking, sitting around, and not often opportunities to share your experience or learn from the experiences of others.
UNCO has no keynote speaker. UNCO uses […]
I spent the first part of this week at #unco16, the UnConference. I’ve written about it a lot, shared about my experiences in the past, but it seems that every year, the conference is *exactly* what I need.
This picture says it all to me: worship space, friends gathered, toys on the […]
I’ve launched a new website, Autism and Church, to talk about having autism and being in the church–for individuals and family members of persons on the autism spectrum. I hope that we will have tips, stories, challenges and joys shared about welcoming people with autism into the church. Continue Reading →
Karen Griska creates beautiful handmade stoles for clergy and sells them online in her Etsy shop Shadrach’s. As it is Cyber Monday, please peruse her shop and consider adding one of her stoles to your Christmas list! Karen’s stoles are unique, designed to be creative and distinctive without […]
As we wait the news of the grand jury investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, I cannot help but notice how timely the words from Isaiah 64:1-9, the passage for this Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent, from the Revised Common Lectionary are to us in this moment.
Here is a collection of […]
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 […]