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I lost it twice. Broken down crying, wondering what has happened to me and my life and how in the world I can be both a mom and a minister.
I’ve got two weeks until the start of school, and then things will change, but it’s been harder than I thought this summer.
After a […]
I reflected on the concept of becoming “unchurched” today at [D]mergent:
When I was in seminary, I remember attending denominational events for seminarians and new pastors in which we talked about the “unchurched.” Questions were asked about in workshops and seminars about how we were going to reach the unchurched. Friends were […]
This is not a typical Top Ten Tuesday post, in that they’re not ranked, they are just in the order I read them. The first three books were books I started in 2012 but didn’t have time to finish until the start of this year. This year I have resolved to read more—I’m hoping to […]
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 […]
In this busy, busy holiday season, with worship services and family gatherings, traditions and shopping, and–well, EVERYTHING, I have been rethinking the season. I posted before about how to stay sane by using organizational tips.
Today, I was to think about how to pause and let go and enjoy the moment. Here are Ten […]
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 have been known to forget meetings and appointments in the past. I have been more aware as of late how many things I have to get done in one day. I worry about forgetting important phone calls or even making pastoral visitations when church life gets busy, as it seems to be through Thanksgiving […]
I forgot to post a link to my article on Dmergent last week, A Voice is Heard in Ramah, about how churches need to acknowledge pregnancy and infant loss, and how in the liberal progressive churches, we have also failed to recognize those that […]
Release Date: October 8th, 2019