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Mustard Seeds #faith #church #hope

You know, I have never seen the thriving church. I’m 33 and I have never seen the church the way it used to be.

But I have seen the church. Continue reading

#God is at #Starbucks

In my life, I am too busy…

I have always been a Martha, I don’t even want to be Mary.

But in the midst of the children screaming, the messiness of the house and the juggling of the schedules, God is there. Continue reading

Too Much of a Good thing

This is basically a status update on my Church’s Won’t You Be Our Neighbor Program: Its official, My church is in transition from Family Size to Pastoral Size In short we are going from teensy-weensy to tiny sized congregation and our farmer’s market has 100 people more a week averaging at about 350 ppl a … Continue reading

#Christianity, you keep saying that word, I don’t think it means what you think it means

1. Christianity to me isn’t about finding all the answers, but asking the essential questions (look at the Gospel its people asking Christ ?s and Christ asking people ?s) gathering together and acknowledging that God is bigger and greater than our understanding of things, and we’d rather see thing more God’s way than our own … Continue reading

Transgendered and Ministry

Being Transgendered is living into the reality and wholeness of yourself. Mary McKibbean Dana attempts to write about Pastoring to a trangendered person (I say attempts because she admits she still learning) So here our my unsorted thoughts about being Trans…. I, in my secret-most parts, wish the church was the FIRST place people feel … Continue reading

#holy time

Yes, Easter tends to be more crazy than Christmas 1st of all pastors tend to run double whatever number of services they run Christmastime during Holy Week: I’m at the bare minimum of 3 (4 if you count Palm Sunday) Plus, usually, my kids are off that same week, so I get to gesticulate around … Continue reading

Prayer Request

Prayers for Rev. Larissa Kwong Abazia as she encounters more challenges in a cancer diagnosis http://www.pcusa.org/news/2015/3/20/vice-moderator-new-challenge-cancer-diagnosis/

#churches and #family the Socio-economics of #churchattendance

Warning: this will be rant-ish. Know how churches don’t like that families and church no longer come first? How it is hard to get the typical family to church more than once a month? The socio-economics of the situation are tricky, with little national health care and extremely expensive daycare it is difficult to have … Continue reading

Clothing Fast Update

I have not put away all of my clothes… This is a hoped for result of wearing what amounts to only 3 outfits. I have been doing more laundry (to keep my clothes clean) And I have a conference to go to…so I know exactly what to pack for clothing (strangely) I do oft wear … Continue reading

Open to relationships

My colleague Rachel Young wrote an interesting piece about being missional http://pres-outlook.org/2015/02/can-introverts-missional/ which reminds me of an ongoing conversation that I have with people. I try, try, try to practice trust, and yet still be safe. Its a particular balance. It means that sometimes your credit and debit cards get stolen right out of the … Continue reading

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