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Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant for 6 years, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times. "Hallows, not Horcruxes" Harry Potter
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In the Pit

Today in America, I can safely say we are there, in the Pit. In the Pit because Young People, People my age who look like me, were protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue with swastikas and Heils and Nazi chanting. Because there is nothing we can call these people, but Nazis. It hurts … Continue reading

Tasting #God

I look over as I raise my glass, the bread has been swallowed individually, because we are all individuals in Christ, and there is Westley, 7 years old and dead serious. “This is the blood of the New Covenant, Friends, drink ye all of it” I pronounce. Westley holds his cup as steady as he … Continue reading

An Open Letter to My Parents’ Pastor

Source: An Open Letter to My Parents’ Pastor

Sacrifice of Isaac

This is a tough passage. This is the passage where, I don’t know how I feel about God, when the story begins “Take your son, your only son and sacrifice him.” I want to say that we should never have to sacrifice our children, but then I think about the fact that its 4th of … Continue reading

Then She Fell off her camel

Here we have the a Biblical story of true love.   http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Genesis+24 Its kind of a funny story, because it has a lot of loopholes. Sarah has died, and the hope is that Isaac will find a wife among his own people instead of the Canaanites, which makes sense at that time. Arranged marriages worked, … Continue reading

Why the Hell is God still Calling Pastors?

Ok folks, this is the question burning in my soul. If you believe in God and God’s call, and also see the church as diminishing, then, to me, this is the ultimate question. If we can figure out why God is calling pastors, we can figure out what God is calling pastors to…(hint: Its probably … Continue reading

One Hour Feels More Valuable Than It Used To — YoRocko!

Maybe church doesn’t have to be the most important thing for people. Maybe making the most of the sliver of commitment some people are able to give church participation is as defensible an approach to ministry as continually looking for ways to deepen peoples’ their commitment, measured mostly in the number of church activities they … Continue reading

Mother’s Day, one holiday in the life of a working pastor mom

For me mother’s day is getting up around 6am to help my children get ready for church. I get their clothing (laundry being the only thing my husband doesn’t like to do AT ALL). I actually had laid out our clothing the night before, but my leggings for under my tunic on a rainy day … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Confession Prayer

O Creating God who loved us into being, we your sons and daughters praise you. When we fall, you lift us up, when we fail you restore us, when we are wounded you nurse us, when we grieve you weep with us, when we celebrate you laugh with us. But sometimes we don’t reach out … Continue reading

Rendering Caesar: God & the World

This year my eldest is 8 so when we explained the presidential election, we had a lot of discussion about voting for the person who would be best for everyone, not just me. We explain that greed/selfishness is about valuing oneself over the community, talk about a  heave conversation. Here in Acts 5:1-11 you have stories … Continue reading

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