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
We are blessed to open our 5th Farmer’s Market season this summer. A Farmer’s Market that we put out for our community. A Farmers Market that the church’s volunteers run from May to October. So why a Farmer’s Market? Where is the discipleship in this? and how exactly is this a ministry? New Covenant Presbyterian … Continue reading
I confess myself and seek God…because to me, they are the same thing…. 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 attended Michelle Obama’s Convocation Speech at Oberlin College. A speech that was won by the Nine Scholars program to help Local High School Students achieve (awesome!) Only problems were 1. Oberlin already had an awesome speaker lined up the Founder of SAVE the CHIDLREN on the 50yr anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Grad … Continue reading
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
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
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
Pretty sure I’m going to devour this book in 5 secs. flat….so…. Who in nonprofits/ministry wants to discuss Amanda Palmer’s book and what it means in terms of fundraising, media ..you know tiny issues like that which effect our daily existence? Plus this is a great window into the “sharing” culture that I so love … Continue reading
For those contemplating suicide because of their “Christian Families” we pray. L’engle’s thoughts on those who are figuring out their identity and also her wisdom I use to pray for someone I don’t know (excuse the contextually-gendered language)….#LeelahAlcorn @UnvirtuousAbbey Name us Lord, we pray, Call us by name! Help us to name one another, Mother-Father … Continue reading
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