Episode 20: Ash Wednesday – Be Holy


For the next six weeks during the season of Lent I’m partnering with the Rev. Brian Coulter on a series called “Be Holy.”

According to Barbara Brown Taylor, “Lent,” it is called, from an English word meaning “spring”–not just a reference to the crocuses pushing their ways out of the ground in the season before Easter, but also to the greening of the human soul–pruned with repentance, fertilized with fasting, spritzed with self-appraisal, mulched with prayer.

Brian is currently serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Aiken, South Carolina and is the author of Be Holy where he explores what it means to be holy in today’s world and how living into this calling helps us discover and develop our sense of identity, belonging, and purpose. Brian and I will also invite others into conversation as we journey through this time.

My hope and prayer is that these little seeds will provide meaningful and practical interaction with the holy disciplines of this season.

Episode 16: Advent Themes of Hope

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My guest and partner for this week was Rev. Traci M. Smith. Traci is the pastor of Northwood Presbyterian Church, San Antonio. She, along with her partner Elias Cabarcas parent two sons, Clayton (4) and Samuel (3). Traci loves the intersection of faith and parenting and wrote a book on this topic called Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life. Traci is an Enneagram 7 and MBTI personality type ENFP which means she has endless enthusiasm and ideas but can never find her keys. She is my sister from another mister. She loves cheese fries, red wine, strong coffee and lively conversation.
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Connect with Traci on twitter  Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!
Video of the father and son talking about the Paris attacks


Episode 8: The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

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This episode I chatted with Rev. Charlie Dupree – a good friend here in town. He is a wonderful pastor and a true artist – he is a gifted musician, preacher, and just plain fun to be around. We talked about engaging art as a spiritual discipline and looked at these images of Mary Magdalene in honor of her feast day.

Photos and Links to some of the content on the blog: 

Rev. Charlie Dupree is the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church.

The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene is July 22nd.

Jesus Event: 3 Things to Know about Mary Magdalene. 

Here’s a video of a homily on it.

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Episode 7: Ebb and Flow


This week I finally finished the podcast episode with Rev. Kelly Shriver – who was technically my first guest! She’s super.

Links to some of the content on the blog: 

Rev. Kelly Shriver is the pastor of People’s Presbyterian Church in Milan, MI.

Kelly’s husband John works for Farm Logs. It is a super interesting company!

The Young Clergy Women Project is a wonderful network and place for young women (under the age of 40) who are serving as ordained ministers.

For more on the Presbyterian denomination click here.