Recipe for Blessing the Broken Hearted

Blessing is one of those thing that clergy do. Sometimes it’s something only clergy do though I know well that even as clergy I often wonder what gives me the authority to offer blessing. Years ago, this beautiful video was created by some talented folks within the United Church of Christ. It was part ofContinue reading “Recipe for Blessing the Broken Hearted”

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”

Pandemic Psalms for Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

I wonder what leads us into praise. That’s what I got caught up thinking about in this psalm in this series of prayers inspired by the Revised Common Lectionary. I talk about how this wondering started here. I also got to thinking about God’s heart and that song that I so loved singing as aContinue reading “Pandemic Psalms for Fifth Sunday after Epiphany”