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December 13, 2017

Consider Mary. That Mary. As in the Virgin Mary.The Virgin Mary?

Well, what does that even mean?

When I think of “virgin” I think of olive oil (in which case I think “extra virgin” because that’s the kind of girl I am). Or I think of Madonna—she of “Desperately Seeking Susan,” Queen of Pop and “Bitch, I’m Madonna” fame—also singing “Like a Virgin” in the 1980’s, fooling none of us on that score. But...

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I'm a writer, yoga teacher, Lutheran pastor, and music nerd living in New York. I find a feast in daily living - most days, anyway - and write about it here. 

Finalist for the 2017 Chautauqua Prize!
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.