Clergywomen face unique challenges. Today's "Ask the Matriarch" column at RevGalBlogPals addresses a question about enforcing boundaries with a person who is hurting: Dear Matriarchs, What?s a gal chaplain to do? I work in hospice and I try hard to be professional and do my job well. What does one … [Read more...] about Is He Hitting On Me? A Clergywoman & Bereaved Guy
October 14, 2014 is my 24th Anniversary of Ordination to the Ministry of Word & Sacrament. What a privilege to live this life! For the past three years I haven't been serving a church full time, and so I have a bit of distance from my vocation. More than ever, I love rubbing elbows with other … [Read more...] about In Celebration of Clergywomen
I'm one of the Matriarchs?over at RevGalBlogPals, and today's "Ask the Matriarch" question was especially complex: An accused sex offender has asked if I will conduct his funeral. He is terminally ill. I want to minister to this person and the family, but I am struggling. Family members were among … [Read more...] about Conduct a Funeral for a Sex Offender?
Jan, over at RevGalBlogPals posted this Friday Five about birthdays: 1. What are your feelings about celebrating birthdays, especially your own? I enjoy being "the birthday girl." Our celebrations are very low-key, but I enjoy marking the milestone. Gifts don't matter much to me, they are always a … [Read more...] about Friday Five: Birthdays