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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 […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Tuesday Top Ten list! I’ll try to get back into the habit now and then!
We moved to the Seattle area this summer and in many ways, it has been like moving back home. Growing up in a small town in Alaska, as a teenager I […]
Every Wednesday or so I blog over at [D]mergent, where I am a co-editor. This week I blogged on why I stayed in the church, when there have been so many articles about young adults leaving the church. Check it out!
As many of you may be reflecting back upon the last year and looking forward to the coming year, I offer you this excellent article to reflect upon: Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Think about what is really important to you, and where you may need […]