Fam/Prayer

It recently occurred to me that I wasn’t teaching my children how to pray. I’m a minister, so that was a bit of an oversight. However, I take comfort in the fact that the writer Anne Lamott kind of overlooked teaching her son to read. So maybe I’m in good company with well-intended parents who … Continue reading Fam/Prayer

Clergy Gathering

  Once a month, the Congregational Clergy of Eastern Iowa gather simply to share a meal and connect with one another. We usually rotate between churches, sharing the responsibility for hosting a meal and showing our colleagues what church looks like in our buildings. I’m horrible at attending these, but always enjoy when I do. … Continue reading Clergy Gathering

On Writing a Passion Play for Kids While My Own Children Nap (or Don’t)

I am a working mother. Sometimes “work” and “mothering” stick to their allotted categories. But when a kid gets sick, which lately feels like always, then these categories overlap to the point of not much of anything getting done well. Some of that occurred this week. I had to stay home one of my office … Continue reading On Writing a Passion Play for Kids While My Own Children Nap (or Don’t)