Anticipating Advent

Advent begins in less than two weeks! That means it is a busy time for me both as a pastor and as an Advent devotional writer. I feel deeply encouraged and honored by the excitement people have expressed for my book Expecting Emmanuel: Eight Women Who Prepared the Way. I know that many of you…

The Books Are Here!

I have received my author copies of Expecting Emmanuel and the book officially launches tomorrow (September 6, 2022)! Those of you who have pre-ordered should receive your books soon, and hopefully you will be able to find the book in your local bookstore well before Advent begins. Launch Party, Party, Party I want to extend…

Wits’ End: Church COVID-19 Survey Results

*This was originally posted on RevGalsBlogPals on August 14, 2020. How comfortable would you be coming to in-person worship? Very comfortable. (33%) Fairly comfortable. (34%) Not at all comfortable. (33%) Comments: “Covid isn’t real and God will protect us from it.” “If we don’t meet in person next week I’m finding another church that really…

Wits’ End: COVID Hymns

*This column was originally published at RevGalBlogPals on September 10, 2020. In these days of COVID, I find that some of our beloved hymns are troubling–all of that breathing and touching and singing. So I’ve re-written a few favorites to be more appropriate for our physically-distanced, virus-conscious lives. (You really should sing them to get…

Apology for multiple posts and new plan

Hello, friends. A few subscribers have contacted me recently about the multiple emails coming from Spacious Faith the last few days. First, thank you for subscribing. Please note that I cannot control the subscriptions on my end. You are able to adjust how often you receive post notifications and unsubscribe from a link on the…