Archive for August 2007

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RevGalBlogPals Friday Five: Seasons Change…

1. Share a highlight from this summer. My sandy-butted baby enjoying the beach. 2. Are you glad to see this summer end? Why or why not? No. It’s been a good summer and I could use a few more months of it. 3. Name one or two things you’re looking forward to this fall. Watching [...]

Belated Birthday

A year ago today we brought Zora home from the hospital. This year, today being a Tuesday,  she and I are doing our own things for 24 hours—it’s her day with grandma. We didn’t do much for her birthday. Our basement flooded (150 gallons!) the day before. While we were pretty much done dealing with [...]

If you don’t get it, it’s time to read some theology

Once, I had brunch with Barack (sort of)

I’m sitting here with three of my favorite men: Jon Stewart; Barack Obama; Erik Vorhes (not my favorites in that order…). It’s a lovely way to spend the evening. And I’m thinking about the time, about a year and half ago, when we kinda sorta had brunch with Barack. We were out for late afternoon [...]

I take a bike ride with my sense of entitlement, Naaman, and Job 1:21

I decided to bike today as part of the anti-spread campaign–more miles. The current tally: 4821.6 to Rome. But, while I was getting my bike out of the basement, I started having a little pity party for myself. Not to go into too much detail, but let’s just say it was along the lines of [...]

Anti-Spread Update

Total Miles today: 1.75 Miles to Rome: 4832.2 Do I get extra credit for pushing the stroller? Yeah, probably not.


Hebrews 11:39-12:3 Fox Valley Presbyterian Church If we at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church needed a new pulpit Bible, we’d take out the catalog of a church supply company and place an order. Within a week, our new Bible would arrive. And that would be that. But in the mid 1990s,  the Benedictine monks of St. [...]

How Jesus used my halter top

(My Mom gets credit for the title. She said I had to tell this story.) I’ve been wearing girlier (is that a word?) clothes since I got back from my conference. Most likely, this is because spending a week with other young clergy womenfolk will remind one that (a) one is feminine, and so are [...]

Anti-Spread Campaign

I’m joining Stacey on the anti-spread campaign. This is about being healthy, taking care of myself, fitting in my suits, and maybe, someday, again running a long race. The idea is to see how long it takes to walk/run/bike to Rome. If I were really headed there, it would be partly for the food (which [...]


Today is the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso sculpture’s installation. No one has ever known what it is. All I know is that I’ve always had an overwhelming desire to slide down it. Listen to Studs Terkel interviewing Chicagoans in 1967 when it was unveiled. It makes me feel all proud of my city, [...]

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