The Helpful Sermon by Aurelia Pratt

Every time I have to preach, it never fails; negative thoughts flood my mind. “Who are you? You’re an impostor! You have no experience. You have nothing to say. You have no authority! You are one-dimensional. Every sermon sounds the same. No one takes you...

Your Words Met a Need by Jayne Davis

I’ll never forget the words scribbled at the end of my divinity school theology paper.  “Your words met a need in my own life.  I look forward to your future ministry.” Future ministry?  I hadn’t even imagined that far ahead!  It is amazing how a word of...

Rude Words by Tammy Abee Blom

Always, I am surprised when someone speaks rudely. Most of the time, people speak either kindly, or at least neutrally. Rudeness catches me off guard. Back before everyone had cell phones, I had to drive to visit a parishioner who lived way out in the country. I had...