Here’s the thing: we’re trained to keep pushing, keep working. We’re taught our whole lives that we can master our bodies, that if we just ignore the pain or the fatigue or discomfort or whatever, it will go away. In my experience, that is almost never true. Like, the only thing I can think of … Continue reading Embracing life as the slow gazelle
When did you learn to pay attention to your body? To listen to it carefully, interact with it gently, tend to its needs with the care you’d offer any other creature you love? I’m working on this in my life. I occasionally comment to my therapist that it’s been easier for me to do this … Continue reading Learning my body’s language
Probably Jesus didn't head off into the wilderness for 40 days to roast s'mores. This is my sermon from Lent 1, on Mark's account of Jesus's time in the wilderness, which can be found along with the other readings for the day here.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” I say these words dozens of times on Ash Wednesday, dipping my thumb into the bowl of ashes and smudging crosses on the foreheads of churchgoers, students, commuters who won’t be able to get to a service. Remember you are dust. Remember you are … Continue reading Living as dust: an Ash Wednesday reflection
Sermon given at St. Andrew's on January 28, 2018. The lessons for the day can be found here and include Jesus casting out an unclean spirit. The song I reference is Nichole Nordeman's "Hold On." You can listen to it here.
Sermon given at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on January 14, 2018. The readings for the day included God calling Samuel and can be found here.
This sermon was preached at St. Andrew's on Advent 4 (December 24, 2017). The texts included the Annunciation and the Magnificat, and can be found here.
Sermon given October 29, 2017, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. You can read the day's lessons here.
#MeToo has taken over social media the past few days. I and an incredible number of women and men I am connected to have posted the tag to share that we have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Of course, our churches are not exempt from the ways in which society enables and perpetuates this abuse. … Continue reading When #MeToo Happens in Your Church: a guide for clergy and lay leaders
This sermon was given October 1, 2017, at St. Andrew's. You can find the lectionary readings for the day here. Be sure to pay attention to the collect (prayer) of the day.