Category Archives: Clergy women

“Leaving the Nest” Syndrome

The other day in conversation, Corey pointed out to me that I have been in ministry of some form or another for almost 15 years.  15 years!  I started out as a youth ministry intern/staff for St. Luke’s UMC while … Continue reading

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Life and Babies…They Happen

It has been a rough few days.  Last Wednesday, at my doctor’s appointment, I was told that I am having some minor contractions and possible signs of early labor (at 32 weeks!).  My doctor put me on what I’m calling “partial bed … Continue reading

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We All Have a Story…Our Journey to Parenthood

In case you haven’t heard, my husband and I recently announced to my congregation (and to the rest of the world, aka, Facebook) that we are expecting a baby, due in January.  We know it’s a boy already because we … Continue reading

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Pastor, You Have a Tattoo?!

You might know the latest statistics…that about 32% of Americans have tattoos, the majority of that percentage in people ages 30-45.  But a lot of people do not expect their pastors to be part of that percentage (I would love … Continue reading

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Limitless…and “The Cracks in Our Crowns”

I had the privilege of spending the last weekend of June with an amazing group of women at an event called Limitless, put on by the United Methodist Women (on the campus of University of Indianapolis).  A little bit about … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Conversation (an addendum to “Please Don’t Call Me Sweetie”)

I am so glad that my previous post has been encouraging, meaningful, and helpful for so many of my readers because I think this is an important issue in how we interact with people of all ages and genders in … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Call Me “Sweetie”

I attended a meeting recently where a male authority figure in my denomination called me “sweetie” when I approached him and extended my hand for a handshake.  In fact, this happens quite often.  Here is what happens when you call … Continue reading

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