Seasoned

The Cast Iron Skillet and Vocation The cast iron skillet has a permanent place on the front burners of our stove. I cook some part of our meal with it just about every evening. And never wash it. I believe on some level, this is why my husband got it – because he knew my… Continue reading Seasoned

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