Friday Five – Self-Care & Renewal

In the midst of horrible events, the question at RevGals is, how do we as leaders of faith communities, be tender with ourselves as a means of self-care? I have had a rough few weeks… multiple migraines (thank you hurricane season), a thankfully short bout of the flu and then back problems, the launch of…

Creating Community

  First of all, thank you to those who turned out for the meeting on Tuesday evening to share with the presbytery how you thought things were going in this Interim Ministry time, some of the joys and the challenges and then for inviting me to stay with you another year! This means I will…

Siempre más

Originally posted on Martha Spong:
My God When we read the news Morning or night There is Always more More cruelty More devastation More prejudice More suffering Siempre más My God We wonder where to start How to keep going Listen to Jesus And it is clear By speaking truth Gathering strength Sharing resources Offering…

There Is a Crack…

How many of you can complete my title sentence? It’s from a Leonard Cohen piece called Anthem, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” The universe cracked open billions of years ago to let the light out. Just as we heard in our reading from Genesis, God said, “Let there…

Roasted Carrots with Bacon & Onions

Inspired by this recipe. Ingredients  4 strips of bacon I small onion 1 pound carrots Salt Pepper Method Heat oven to 425 degrees. Wash or peel carrots and cut into sticks about 3 inches long and then quartered, set aside. Chop onion and set aside. Fry bacon until almost crisp, remove from pan and crumble.…

How Many Times?

It’s apparent that the early church struggled with forgiveness. And we hear of Jesus instructions to Peter to forgive… not just seven times, but seventy seven times! Well Peter doesn’t much like that answer and he appeals to a higher power… he writes God a letter! Listen to Peter’s words: Dear God, I know it’s…

We Are the Light

Tune: Sine Nomine We are the light; we shine both near and far. We are the dust, expanding distant stars. We seek to be, God’s light throughout the earth. Let’s shine our light, let’s shine our light. We are the salt, we season life anew. We save and restore, we bless and we renew. We…