Turning Off Autopilot: More Than Just Getting Through It

This pandemic is definitely an era I am tempted to just keep my head down and “get through” by running on autopilot. This fall I felt like I was in near-constant motion to get through the pattern of every week: church communications, distance learning for the kids, editing, e-mailing, staff meeting, sermon prep and recording,… Continue reading Turning Off Autopilot: More Than Just Getting Through It

This Is Not Worship At Its Best For Preachers Either

In pre-pandemic times I knew how to answer the question, “But if you're always leading church services, when do you worship?” I encounter the Holy Spirit in the preparation of the sermon, and even sometimes in the prayers and hymn selection. The insight surprises me every time, like a little awakening, and I am grateful… Continue reading This Is Not Worship At Its Best For Preachers Either

The Embodied Blog Tour: Hear From 16 Different Leaders from 7 Denominations, All Mothers

Jen Hackbarth (Lutheran)Meta Herrick Carlson (Lutheran)Hannah Tucker-Flarity (Christian)Molly Phinney Baskette (United Church of Christ)Kathryn Campbell (Presbyterian)Angela Denker (Lutheran)Tiffany McDonald (United Methodist)Aimee Grantham Baxter (United Methodist)Sarah Griffith Lund (United Church of Christ)Rosalind Hughes (Episcopal)Mindi Mitchell (Baptist)Laura Stephens-Reed (Baptist)Jealaine Marple (Lutheran)Elsa Anders Cook (United Church of Christ)Grace P. Burson (Episcopal/Anglican)Kimberly Knowle-Zeller (Lutheran)