Advent Love
December 22nd, 2022
Christmas Day BrunchBy Rebecca Garrett Pace“Hey, Rebecca, could you write a blog about brunch?”“I like brunch. Sure.”So yeah, that’s how this came about. My blog posts are usually about melancholy thi...  Read More
Advent Joy
December 13th, 2022
Joy is power. Joy is resistance to the darkness. Joy is the fuel that sustains us for the times of grief and longing. Joy is everything.The third Sunday in Advent is halfway through a six week journey...  Read More
Advent Peace
December 5th, 2022
“It's the most wonderful time of the year,” but Christmas can also be the most difficult time of the year. This Sunday we focused on peace, and peace doesn’t just happen. We have to work for it, pursu...  Read More
Advent Hope
November 27th, 2022
The first Sunday of Advent is about hope. Writer and spiritual director Kathy Escobar says “hope requires risk and sacrifice. Working against our reflexes to run, hide, self-protect, and self-medicate...  Read More
3 Rules
November 17th, 2022
The 3 General Rules ask all of us to do the opposite. They are meant to slow us down in a world that moves so quickly so that we can act with intention in all we do. And for that, I am grateful....  Read More
Is it This or is it That?
November 10th, 2022
But to reduce politics and our civic engagement to a choice made on election day is as much missing the point as reading the story of Mary and Martha and choosing between “sitting at the feet” of Jesu...  Read More
“The days are long, but the years are short.”
November 2nd, 2022
“The days are long, but the years are short.” -- Gretchen Rubin

I often think of these words, especially as the end of a year approaches. It seems like when October comes, we are on fast forward and ...  Read More
We Carry the Light for Each Other
October 27th, 2022
I need All Saints Sunday because grief feels so lonely, and All Saints Sunday reminds me that I’m not alone....  Read More
We're All in This Together
October 19th, 2022
There are lots of ways connection can happen, lots of opportunities to be together, but again togetherness is about more than just proximity, it is about intentionality. As we journey through Chapter ...  Read More
October 12th, 2022
I spent a few days this week at a clergy retreat with my colleagues at the North Texas Conference of the UMC. Musician Mark Miller was our presenter, and my voice was hoarse from singing so much! One ...  Read More
A Time to Flourish
October 5th, 2022
When my kids were little, I would imagine them all grown up. They would live in the cutest house and have a kind, loving spouse. They would be happy and have meaningful work. Sometimes when nap time w...  Read More
What Sets My Heart on Fire
September 28th, 2022
Lately, I've been feeling disconnected from these vows. Sure, keeping the ministries of the church running is my job, but does that mean I am living up to the promise I made fifteen years ago? Prayer,...  Read More