Beloveds, Last week, as I came to grips with the seriousness of our situation with the spread of Covid-19 (including our administration’s cruel and incompetent response), and felt my own anxiety, fear, and panic rise as I went to our grocery store for our regular weekly needs and saw bare shelves (and came home with… Continue reading Wash Your Hands, Nourish Your Adrenals, Love Your Neighbor
I wrote this for today’s “Pastoral is Political” for the RevGalBlogPals blog. Please give it a read! Responding to the climate crisis has to including changing our relationship to the earth and all its inhabitants, including plants. It boggles my mind that people are giving Union Seminary such a hard time for doing just this. … Continue reading Confessing to Plants
Since the last time I posted, not only have two full seasons nearly passed, I also moved across the country, from Denver to Buffalo, NY. We were ready for a change after 13 years in Denver, and what an incredible transition — from the high and dry and constant sun of the Rocky Mount Front… Continue reading Transitions
My dear friend and herbal teacher Tonja Reichley and I have a sweet tradition of visiting the snowdrops when they start to peek up at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We made a video yesterday for you featuring these darlings and Tonja telling you a bit of their story and their connection to the Irish Saint/Goddess… Continue reading Welcoming Snowdrops
Happy Imbolc! I’m excited to announce that I have started a Patreon to build community and support for FierceRev Remedies. Here’s a bit about why I’m doing that: I’ve been an activist-organizer for over 30 years, a pastor for 10, and an herbalist-in-the-making for 8. Over that time I have done everything from political education,… Continue reading FierceRev Remedies is Growing!
What a year. I haven’t posted here in a while, so I thought I would share my latest podcast. I’m making plans for 2019 that include writing here more, so stay tuned. The latest: My favorite Christmas carol prompts me to reflect what “good news” for the shepherds might actually be. Plus, you get to… Continue reading Christmas Podcast
Feature image is an icon of Mary Magdalene by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. My latest podcast is for Easter, the story of Mary Magdalene coming to Jesus’s tomb after his execution. Resurrection starts off with a grieving protest. This should not have happened. This should never have happened. Mary Magdalene’s protesting, demanding grief Is affirmed… Continue reading “Her Grief Is Her Protest”
Here’s a thing I wrote for a forthcoming Lent reflection guide focusing on on white supremacy as it presents as violence against Black/brown bodies. The book includes 46 brief reflections on the lectionary by people of color, women, and queer/trans* folk, and we’re sharing this sample to start getting the word out. The guide is a… Continue reading Are We Brave Enough?
Before it’s actually Lent, let me share my latest podcast with you! (Note to self, don’t over-schedule January again, ok? Ok.)
A special Christmas episode with some of us from the contributor crew.