Circling Lent: Dismal

It’s a dull, dreary, drizzly, DISMAL day. It’s Ash Wednesday and I pulled into the parking lot of the church where the service is taking place in order to get set up so that I wasn’t rushed this evening, only to discover that I left the key to that church at home! I am usually…

Circling Lent

Circles have been an important part of the past year of Interim Ministry and so I created this Word a Day Lenten Response. I will probably be using photos, but I invite you to do whatever you like with the word: meditate, pray, dance, write. #circlinglent

Friday Five: The Musical!

Musical Friday Five! What is your favorite pre-1950 hymn? Jesus Love Me. While I remember it from my childhood, it is a memory from my internship in 2002 that makes it stand out for me. I was visiting the nursing home and one of the men, who had severe dementia, that the only thing he…

Love Your Visitors!

I am out of town on Study Leave, in fact, on the other side of the country, and so took advantage of the opportunity to worship instead of lead worship last Sunday. I chose the church partly because of what I discovered on their website, which indicated an active, outward looking congregation. The music was…

Friday Five – Birthdays!

Over at RevGalBlogPals, it’s a birthday Friday Five. Is there a birthday that stands out as particularly memorable in your life? I dreaded my 40th birthday. I was single after an unexpected marriage breakdown and thought I would be alone for the rest of my life. I was experiencing financial difficulties and my health was…

Friday Five: Random!

1. What’s the weather like where you are? 0 Celsius or 32 Farenhheit. Overcast and light snow.  2. What is your dream vacation spot and/or activity? Anywhere next to the water. We enjoyed  great week in Cuba last winter, contemplating Newfoundland this summer.  3. What book are you currently reading? (Just pick one. I know how…