I am a United Church of Christ pastor, writing about faith, family and coming out as a middle-aged mom and minister. I live in South Central Pennsylvania with my Presbyterian pastor wife and her young son. And I’m proud to be a founder of the RevGalBlogPals webring, longtime webmaster for its group blog, and the President of its affiliated 501c3 corporation, all created to support women called to ordained Christian ministry.
I’ve done all kinds of writing on my blog, from sermons to poems to liturgy and children’s stories, much of which can be found on this blog. It’s the fourth in a long line at varying addresses and includes posts going back to my very first in February, 2003. (A lot has changed since then!) For 25 years, I lived in Maine, where I raised three children in a house full of books, music, cats and big dogs. There are many posts on this blog about my three children, my dogs and cats of blessed memory and even bloggery, and more recently about what it’s been like to come out as a midlife-ish pastor and mom.
Elsewhere on the Internet, I’m on Facebook, where I do more talking about the world day to day, and where this blog has a page you can “like.” I’m also on Twitter, where I sometimes shoot thoughts out into the universe. I also blog for Huffington Post Religion, where you can find Coming Out and Coming In and Old Husbands’ Tales. I’m a Contributing Editor for There Is Power in the Blog, the blog for Political Theology (Equinox Press).
In print, a baker’s dozen of my lectionary reflections will be in the Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual 2014, to be published in April, 2013, and another dozen in the 2015 edition. Three of my poems are included in RAW: A Poetic Journey. I have written sermons for Lectionary Homiletics, where I am sometimes shocked to find them sitting next to commentaries by the wonderful people who taught me at Andover Newton Theological School.