One Wild and Precious Life
I am an Episcopal priest, serving a pretty church on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. I enjoy yoga, running, reading, writing, poetry, time outside (especially with my 2 dogs), gardening, television, travel, and the training I'm receiving to be a spiritual director. I also enjoy playing at creative work: drawing, collage, painting, photography, writing. I grew up in Indiana, then lived and worked as a psychotherapist in Buffalo, NY for 21 years prior to becoming a priest, and for 3 years thereafter. I love grappling with some of the larger questions of life: what role does God play in our lives? Why are we here? What is my specific little part in the larger plan? I like living close to Mystery. Welcome to our ring!
Tales of Grace
Whose name is Ann and describes herself as "a mom, a student, a teacher, a writer, an artist, and a seeker." (And she list JNorm on her blogroll. Boy that guy gets around.) Welcome to our ring Ann!
For a Season
Whose name is Muthah+ lives in Upstate New York, US and describes herself as "an unabashedly liberal Episcopal priest from a time when being a liberal was a "good" thing. If I am knee-jerk about anything it is about seeing that justice is done by those of us who call ourselves Christians or who are about serving Christ in the Church." Her picture is shows a beautiful smile. I think I want to get to know her just from that smile. Welcome Muthah+!
Who is also known as Karlassi. She says "I am a wanderer, a seeker, an artist pastor with passion and humour for living this journey. "ssi", when added to a name, connotes a sister-relationship in Korean. My sister pastor friend in Seoul calls me Karlassi." She blogrolls a pottery blog that side tracked me for about 10 minutes... Welcome Karlassi!
Timeless Text Messages
Also known as sistacala (Carla R) who describes herself as "an ordinary woman serving an extraordinary God. Although I am employed as a medical laboratory technician, my spiritual calling is that of a teacher. I enjoy studying the Bible and helping people along their Christian journey." Welcome sistacala!
Also known as Ruby who is "a civil rights lawyer in a very small blue state. I live in an old house with my spouse, four children, two dogs, a cat, a hamster, two geckos, eight geese, seven guinea hens, and a full fishpond. I love books, politics, music, cooking, the Episcopal Church, my family and my friends, though not necessarily in that order." What a house full of God's creation! Welcome Ruby!
Traveling At the Speed of Life
Jennifer Walters is Dean of Religious Life at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She seems to be interested in ecological issues and her father has recently died. That is indeed a very hard thing. Please drop by and say hello -- Welcome to our ring, Jennifer!
mamaS is a "Lutheran pastor-to-be, a lovers of the outdoors, a country girl stuck in the 'burbs (and doing urban ministry). I am a wife and a mother, as well as a daughter and a sister. I miss the mountains almost as much as I miss the lake country." Welcome mamaS!