Small Spiritual Direction Groups

I’m sharing this post from my spiritual direction practice because most of the prayer I’ve written appear here and so this might be of interest to you. It’s what I’m imagining next and I would love to share in this experiment with you. Liturgy is the work of the people. It is supposed to beContinue reading “Small Spiritual Direction Groups”

Pandemic Prayers for the Whole Season of Lent

Near the beginning of the pandemic, I started sharing weekly prayers without worrying about asking for credit or payment. It has been a prayer for you, dear pastor. It has been an act of love and something small I could do to support the many ways that you have been innovating throughout this pandemic. WhenContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for the Whole Season of Lent”

Prayers to Celebrate Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The talented pastor at Old First United Church of Christ in Philadelphia had this great idea to focus the celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the third Sunday in January (which appears to be sooner than I’d like to admit) on a reflection of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I promised I wouldContinue reading “Prayers to Celebrate Archbishop Desmond Tutu”

All the Best Worship Packages for Progressive Congregations

Maybe as the calendar turns to a new year, you finally got that video editor lined up. You have an increased tech crew even if they are volunteers — but they are faithful and you are no longer troubleshooting all of this technology alone. Dear pastor, this is something to celebrate. It can be moreContinue reading “All the Best Worship Packages for Progressive Congregations”

Another Pandemic Christmas Eve

I was busy updating my favorite poems for Christmas Eve when a colleague posted about permission for a beloved Christmas poem she hoped to use Christmas Eve. It was just another one of those reminders that pastors, like you dear one, are juggling so much right now. You’re not just crafting worship but tending toContinue reading “Another Pandemic Christmas Eve”

Pandemic Prayers for Trinity Sunday

I missed a week. I didn’t mean to do so even as I tried to plan ahead for another Pentecost in Coronatide. I still missed a week. Two weeks if you saw what I offered for Pentecost and thought it had nothing even remotely related to what might happen on Sunday morning on Zoom. IContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Trinity Sunday”

Pentecost in Coronatide

Packed among the things that are headed to Germany this week are my two brilliant rainbow kites that whirled down the center aisle of one of the churches I served on Pentecost. It wasn’t the first Pentecost that I had referenced the notion of kites in worship. There was a passing reference in a prayerContinue reading “Pentecost in Coronatide”

Discernment in Coronatide

I never expected that I would be a stay at home mom. I never dreamed that I would find myself isolated in a city where I know no one because a pandemic has forced us to isolate since we arrived here. I’m not even sure how to begin new friendships with the risk assessment analysisContinue reading “Discernment in Coronatide”

Holy Week in Coronatide

I hadn’t yet started writing pandemic prayers when Holy Week came along last year. Like so many, I was blissfully unaware of what was ahead. We had cancelled a vacation that we will actually be venturing into next week. My husband had just redeployed from Korea. I have had a mental block about how closelyContinue reading “Holy Week in Coronatide”