I am honored to have a devotion and three prayers included in a new book, We Pray with Her: Encouragement for All Women Who Lead. Written and edited by young United Methodist clergy women, this book features reflections in the categories of Call, Courage, Struggle, and Persistence, as well as prayers for many different occasions. … Continue reading Blessing to Be Who You Are
I just returned from attending The Young Clergy Women Project Conference, an annual gathering sponsored by an international, ecumenical organization that works to support younger clergywomen. One hundred and eleven of us gathered in Boston to build relationships, grow professionally, and be reminded “You are not the only one.” Our keynote speaker was Susan … Continue reading Standing at the Threshold, by Rev. Kerry
A blessing for those stepping out of parish ministry. // The rhythms are different this side of the pulpit. Like walking ashore...
1. Kids can be kind This is the hardest one, and the most important, for my money. Many adults would recognise that it’s easier to be the CEO of a do-gooding international charity than to be consistently kind and loving to your spouse, that socially awkward relative or a difficult staff member. Wouldn’t the world be better if … Continue reading Six Ways Kids Can Change the World – Reblogged from Sacraparental.com
Fall is a busy season for many churches, and for church consultants! But in the midst of our full schedules, we offer some lighthearted inspiration and encouragement, in the form of a reminder that not only is Jesus fully human and fully divine, he's also totally bad@$$. 1. Turning water into wine. (See Note about miracles … Continue reading 11 Times Jesus Was Totally Bad@$$, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill
I am typically a very organized person. I write curriculum on Mondays, plan Children's Time on Tuesdays, send curriculum out to the volunteers on Thursdays, gather supplies (which usually means stopping by the Dollar Store) on Fridays, set up on Saturdays, and am ready to teach on Sunday. I would love to take the time to … Continue reading Did you ever have one of those Sundays… by Rev. Denise Bender
On Saturday, I was among the members and friends of Sacred Stones Ministries to attend a matinee performance of The 12, a new rock musical about the followers of Jesus as they work through their grief, fear, confusion, and commitment in the two days following the death of their Teacher. While I expected a thoughtful … Continue reading Working Through Grief and Fear to Go Forward in Faith: Review of The 12
Friday, February 6, marked the first anniversary of Sacred Stones Ministries' launch and operation as a Colorado nonprofit organization. As we reflect on our first twelve months of finding new ways to equip, empower, and encourage the people of God on the path to spiritual flourishing, Rev. Debra shared this with our team: I was … Continue reading In the Boat All Along, by Rev. Debra Juarez