Unlike Carol Howard Merritt, I grew up in a small, progressive American Baptist congregation. In my church life, I grew up in a place that invited questions, encouraged me to pursue deeper meaning, and embraced me wholly as I was created. However, I also attended church camp. I loved camp, and it helped shape my […]
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A good calendar is the best friend of any busy professional, and for clergy, the art of scheduling has a few unique dimensions: weekends are busier (and therefore require more space); hours are unusual; there must be a balance of blocks of time alone for writing and planning, at the same time that there are […]
I have always loved writing. I was called to ministry when I was thirteen, but I felt called as a writer when I was eight years old. I won a school-wide poetry contest in the fourth grade. And when I went to college, I knew I was going on to seminary, so I decided to […]
I lost it twice. I broke down crying, wondering what has happened to me and my life and how in the world I could be both a mom and a minister. I had two weeks until the start of school, and then things would change, but this summer turned out to be harder than I […]
A Prayer for when Natural Disasters strike: Holy God, You created the earth, and it is Good. You created the universe, and it is Good. At times we blame and curse the universe for the bad things that happen; we blame and curse the earth for the natural disasters we face. God, call us away […]