Audio of sermon preached for St. Johns UCC, Bongards, MN. January 27, 2019 Listen to it here: Manifesting Justice.
SERMON: Manifesting Abundance
Audio of sermon preached at St. John’s United Church of Christ. From the sermon series SHINE YOUR LIGHT (Epiphany season 2019) January 20, 2019 Listen to it here: MANIFESTING ABUNDANCE
SERMON: To Make Manifest
Audio of sermon preached at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bongards, MN. January 13, 2019. from the sermon series SHINE YOUR LIGHT (Epiphany season 2019) Listen to it here: TO MAKE MANIFEST
Audio of a sermon preached at St. Johns UCC, Bongards, MN. September 30, 2018 Listen to it here: heartless.
SERMON: Shining Through Our Brokenness
Audio of a sermon preached at St. Johns UCC, Bongards, MN. June 3, 2018. Listen to it here: Shining Through Our Brokenness
SERMON: Living Sacrifices
Audio of a sermon preached at St. Johns UCC, Bongards, MN. May 27, 2018 Listen to it here: Living Sacrifices
SERMON: God Moved the Oven
Audio of the sermon preached at St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. May 13, 2018. Listen to it here: GOD MOVED THE OVEN
MARCHING: to my own life’s drummer.
Today is the historic Women’s March on Washington, which has people gathering on all seven continents to affirm the dignity and rights of women everywhere. It has quickly become so much bigger than American politics. And I felt a little guilty today that I was unable to march. I saw other women posting on Facebook… Read More
longing. belonging. beloved.
My senior thesis arts practicum explored attachment disorder and the implications it might have to a person’s faith journey. Through collage work that was highly inspired by the work of Romare Bearden, I explored the emotions of longing and belonging; and ultimately what it means to live into God’s naming of us as beloved. Here… Read More
Second only to the day my son was born, the day of my ordination was truly a defining moment of my life. Surrounded by beloved family, friends, mentors, and angels, I was anointed with Spirit and Love. You can get a glimpse of the beauty of it all by watching the video of the worship… Read More
Soul seeing hidden trauma in people with the forces of kindness, poetry, and the pure spirit of dance the real power of a good yarn, and of course, the power of women. the streets and the moment will be our teachers. we cannot know what will arise. not knowing will be our guide to pilgrimages… Read More
What Will Save Us.
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
“Blessed are those in emotional turmoil, they shall be united inside by love. Healthy are those who are weak and overextended for their purpose, they shall feel their inner flow of strength return. Healed are those who weep for their frustrated desire, they shall see the face of fulfillment in a new form.” – from… Read More
BLOG: Alton Sterling and the 8th Sunday After Pentecost.
I am writing a sermon. This week’s lectionary scripture (for Sunday July 10, 2016) is from Luke… The story of the Good Samaritan. It does not go unnoticed: I remember with vivid recall the last time I preached this verse. The Lectionary is on a three year cycle, so the last time I was preparing… Read More
Those People Just Like Us
Last night, my 7 year old son and I had a “sleepover” at our church – we were staying as overnight hosts for the homeless guests that were sleeping at our church as part of Families Moving Forward. (We do this because there is something very special about being able to run around the church… Read More
As many know, I have been doing a chaplain residency this year on my road to ordination. One of my areas of responsibility in the hospital is the Birth Center, which everyone thinks will be fun, until they realize ‘no one calls the chaplain when labor goes well.’ Much of my job has been holding the… Read More
Invitation to an Open Table
If you have ever wondered why the United Church of Christ participates in the Communion practice of an “Open Table”…here is my personal reflection of what the Open Table means, that might help to explain why. You are invited into a mystery that none of us fully understand.
poem: FOR ALICE
For Alice. 12.15.15 You don’t expect laughter On a Tuesday night at 11:00 pm To be coming from the hospital chapel. You don’t expect smiles To spread across tear-stained cheeks As a mother clings to her husband’s waist And speaks of the kind of love That only grows in darkness. You don’t expect the warmth… Read More