Archive for November 2006

Screaming Baby

Yesterday, my daughter learned that she can scream. At church. In my office. The administrative assistant paged me from the outer office to ask what was going on in there. Lest you think I am torturing the dear girl, this was the good kind of screaming. I think she meant something to the effect of, [...]

Child of God

Zora Jean, for you Jesus Christ has come, has lived, has suffered, for you, he has endured the darkness of Calvary; For you, he has triumphed over death; for you, he prays at God’s right hand; all for you, little Zora, even though you do not know it. And so in baptism, the word of [...]


A New York Times Magazine article today dicsusses the phenomenon of people marrying their educational, professional, and earning-potential equals. And, of course, we all know there are more and moer clergy couples. I’m not one of them, but this got me thinking: for those of us clergy who are not following the trend and marrying [...]

Kids in worship

This morning, the cherub choir and the youth choir sang. The singing was wonderful but my favorite part was the view I had from up front of the first pew full of cherubs. The cherubs are almost all pre-school and under this year. A few observations about little kids worshiping: 1. You know how there’s [...]

What to read…

I’m about to go on a short vacation (after getting through this weekend, and two days of presbytery next week). I need to read on this vacation. But what to read? My reading habits have been totally out of whack since I got pregnant about this time last year. When I found out I was [...]

Latin Nerd

(Full disclosure–my Latin has gone downhill and I didn’t translate this on my own.) boni pastoris est tondere pecus non deglubere  It is a good pastor who shears, not flays, the sheep. (Tiberius’ directions to his regional commanders, reminding them to take it easy on their populace) I thought it was a good reminder for a [...]


A few members of my high school youth group requested this recipe after I made it for our night on Hinduism. It’s good, but let me warn everyone that the smell persists for days. My house and parts of the church smell. (This is adapted from Madhur Jaffrey’s fabulous cookbook.) Chana Masaledar (Made in a [...]

All the knitting saints…

Who knew that one of my favorite liturgical days was also connected to a favorite past-time? Gotta love the anglican liturgy.


My (very few) frequent visitors might notice that I added myself to a WebRing today (like-mined bloggers, in this case women clergy and their buddies especially…). Looking through these blogs has me thinking about the issue of anonymity and blogging. When I started this blog, I made the decision to not be anonymous. I did [...]

So much depends upon…

Erik has been reciting William Carlos Williams’ poem “So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow…” to Zora for a few days. (Since she’s so exceptional, we’re sure she’ll have it memorized by 3 months!) I love that poem, the idea that life sometimes hinges on little things. And here’s my little thing for the day: [...]