How to Use Art in Worship

I was an art major in college. It’s not a muscle I get to flex much these days if you don’t count the amazing crayon art I do with my kids. I’m kidding. I draw stick figures, just like you. But because I was an art major and art was formative to my younger years,Continue reading “How to Use Art in Worship”

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”

Pandemic Prayers for the Rest of September

I have recently joined the team at Woodlake Publishing to help edit and create the upcoming resources of Seasons of the Spirit’s FUSION curriculum. I get to work with amazing people and bounce ideas all over the place and contemplate what good news means right now. It’s super fun for a church nerd like me.Continue reading “Pandemic Prayers for the Rest of September”

Pandemic Prayers for Proper 18B

I confess to you that I can’t touch this Jesus who a woman has to remind of who he’s supposed to be. I appreciate what it says about the humanity of our Christ but that’s not who I need him to be right now. I need Christ to be the savior of the world whenContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Proper 18B”

Pandemic Prayers for Proper 17B

They noticed that some of the disciples were eating with defiled hands. Just reading that line sends a chill down my spine after these many months of worrying about how much I wash my hands. We have just returned from Paris with our two little children where we were did such things as ride theContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Proper 17B”

Pandemic Prayers for Proper 15B and 16B

I feel like I should be living with abundance but then I read this. Like every other parent, I am exhausted. I am tense with worry and trying like hell to make the best decisions fo my kids while still teaching them that there is wonder and glory in this world. It is, however, notContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Proper 15B and 16B”

Pandemic Prayers for Proper 14B

My colleague and friend, Sarah Lund, shared on Facebook the simple joys of making banana bread. She called it Banana Bread Therapy. That sounds right to me. I should add Sarah is also a talented and wise writer who offers her whole heart in writing about her own mental health and the struggles within herContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Proper 14B”

Pandemic Prayers for Proper 13B

We have moved into our home and there is now work being done to install new heaters in our very old building. The wall of the garden behind our home was a fortification built to protect the city from Napoleon. People hid from US bombs in the cellar that is now our storage in theContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Proper 13B”

Pandemic Prayers for Proper 12B

It happened again. I missed a week. I’m so sorry and I hope and pray that you found words to inspire and delight you in worship. There are so many good words out there right now and I’m honored to share in the creativity of this moment in even the tiniest way. Barn Geese WorshipContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Proper 12B”

Pandemic Prayers for Proper 10B

I loved the movie. I did. I still do but I always found this one repeated line creepy. It’s the same line that I hear repeated in the Gospel Lesson forcing us to wonder how any one of us will answer that question, “What should I ask for?” It is a woman that asks thisContinue reading “Pandemic Prayers for Proper 10B”