I’ve made the face too. You know the one: the one where you don’t have what you need to pull this off, and the gap between what you have and what you need is so large as to be paralyzing.
When we join the story from Mark this morning, Jesus’ disciples have returned from their mission. They have been out in the world without Jesus, preaching, teaching; healing, exorcising demons – all on their own without Jesus there as the front man.
When I was a little girl I loved to dance. I would dance with music or without, I loved to skip and twirl in circles especially when I had the right type of dress on – you know what I mean[…]
A few years ago I was the minister in a small town; my secretary Susan was a wonderful asset to me. She had the pulse of the congregation. Susan had grown up in the community and knew the people and knew their history […]
I don’t know about you, but for me this process of changing pastoral relations, which is what we call resigning in the United Church, is not easy.
What a week – hasn’t it been awful, too much violence, too much sorrow, too much craziness.[…]
Let me tell you some stories about God’s kingdom, scattered seeds and mustard.[…]