Friday Five – Reign of Christ

Over at Revgals, it’s Friday Five time! This Sunday (for liturgical calendar types) is The Reign of Christ, aka Christ the King, aka last Sunday of the church year. In honor of the occasion, a Friday Five: 1. What is your favorite semi-obscure church-calendar observance (ie, not Christmas or Easter)? November 25th, St. Catherine’s Day…

Friday Five – Transportation

It’s Friday Five at Revgals and today it’s all about transportation! Car: I just got back from a little over three weeks away at a couple of church conferences and vacation.  I drove from Nova Scotia to Toronto; there were some who expressed surprise and a little incredulity that I was doing that distance on…

Friday Five – Prayer

‘Thoughts and prayers’ is often the glib response to any sort of tragedy these days. Yet  intentionally turning  my mind and heart towards the horrible and beautiful things of the world connects, comforts and challenges me. RevGals asks the question: What prayer practices anchor me? I often fail at prayer… I have good intentions… take…

Friday Five: Holy Week Survival Kit

Five things that I am doing to survive Holy Week! First of all, many people in our churches have no  idea that Lent/Easter is a much more demanding season than Advent Christmas. I didn’t either until my first year of ministry… why that wasn’t covered in my education and training I have no idea! I…