A Pastor and her, uh, Flock

It all started with Murray. Murray was a sturdy sheep with a blue bow that I found at a yard sale. As a pastor it can be convenient to have a few sheep around, you never know when one will come in handy, and since I am a shepherd to a dog who requires care,Continue reading “A Pastor and her, uh, Flock”

#Stronger Than the Cookie: Meeting Myself in the Kitchen Doorway

Five and a half months ago I had my face in an ice cream cone, and then I woke up…

#Stronger Than the Cookie; Saying Goodbye to My 2X Clothes!

The conventional wisdom about clothes and weight loss is, to get rid of those clothes that no longer fit, so that you are tempted to grow back into them. I understand that to a point, but I have pretty cheap genes (not cheap jeans, but maybe those too). I am not a packrat by anyContinue reading “#Stronger Than the Cookie; Saying Goodbye to My 2X Clothes!”

One Pastor’s View of Weddings

Anybody remember The Church Lady from Saturday Night Live? I have worked very hard throughout my ministry to not be that person, that church lady, that church pastor. In the twenty four years I have been a pastor, I have officiated at over 100 weddings. Not a large amount, really. Many of the weddings haveContinue reading “One Pastor’s View of Weddings”

Life Without a Dog

Friends of Sheba, please do not worry. She is alive and well and still part of the family. But, read on: My husband had a medical emergency of sorts that was going to require us to be out of the house for an unknown period of time, and possibly spread out over a few days.Continue reading “Life Without a Dog”