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
If the issue is hurt feelings of some that we work with vs. lives on the line for a marginalized people, I know where I stand. Its with justice. Continue reading
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
Why is Song of Solomon in the Bible? Seriously, what is with the Bible having a book that is written by a human to a human being? (There used to be a Jesus as the Bridegroom and Church as the Bride interp. but its frankly sexist and old fashioned) Here are two people expressing love … Continue reading
I know that this sounds crazy, but to me the Church is the risk-taking entity in the universe. We opens our doors and lets anybody, I mean anybody walk in. We concocts a budget based on what people try to promise to give We employ people based on that budget We try to help people … Continue reading
I have been thinking deeply of Bree’s brave action taking down the Confederate Flag, a symbolic triumph over a symbol of what is all to often used as a sign of hate. And the burning of the African-American Churches proves racism to be a real and prevalent problem, one which Bree has shown some light … Continue reading
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
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
I didn’t know how poor we were. I mean on the one hand, I knew we were living paycheck to paycheck for going on 5 yrs I knew we have ongoing credit card debt But our credit is ok We eat healthy food We are able to provide for our 3, yep that’s right 3 … Continue reading
Christ is Risen Christ is Risen, Indeed! What a funny recitation, its as if we don’t believe eachtother that Christ was resurrection, as if its a surprise to us. Its only sort of a surprise, it reminds me of a Stenta Surprise ( my husband and various members of that family) The Stenta side of … Continue reading
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