I love to read. This year I read 90 books from a variety of genres, including memoir, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and theology. Lots of them were great, but these were some of my favorites that I highly recommend. What was the best book you read this year
A Litany for Pets and Service Animals
grateful for every day I have with them. My love them for them inspired me to write the following prayer. Please feel free to use this prayer in your own personal devotions or to adapt it to a worship setting. I think it might work well on the Feast Day of St. Francis or perhaps for a service of the blessing of the animals.
A Prayer for the Changing of the Seasons
A prayer for personal devotions or for use in corporate worship. The trees have their autumn colors here in PA! Introduction and General Life Update: Happy Fall, Everyone! The leaves here in Pennsylvania are beautiful and there is a chill in the air. I love Fall-- and I especially love all things Pumpkin Spice. For… Continue reading A Prayer for the Changing of the Seasons
A Prayer on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
A prayer written in remembrance of the twentieth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th.
Prayer of Confession for Ash Wednesday
Introduction: This is a prayer of confession for Ash Wednesday. It is inspired by the suggested scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary for Year B. Please feel free to use this prayer or adapt it for use in your own church or worship setting. My goal in writing this litany was to take my… Continue reading Prayer of Confession for Ash Wednesday
Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God’s Grace is a number one new release in Methodism on Amazon
The cover of the book shows a purple flower blooming from the cracked earth. My name is Rev. Rebecca L. Holland I am an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. I serve as the solo pastor of two small churches in rural Pennsylvania. As a person who is visually impaired,… Continue reading Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God’s Grace is a number one new release in Methodism on Amazon
#Poetry Review: The Misuse of Scripture: Poems by Daniel Klawitter
If you’re a fan of religious poetry and enjoy a dash of irreverent humor, this is one chapbook you won’t want to miss..
Poetry Review: The Salty River Bleeds by Stephen Page
Page's writing is as gritty as the sandy prairie and he does not shy away from coarse language or difficult topics. Page has created something raw and gritty that is full of local flavor. The reader can feel the heat of the pounding sun and smell the scent of the farm animals. Life on the ranch is hard and oftentimes painful; as such, Page's writing will cause readers who would prefer to imagine an idealized version of the American West to be uncomfortable. His writing forces his readers to reckon with the harsh realities of life and how we treat the environment.
Poetry Review: Bright Pink Ink by Laura DiNovis Berry
Bright Pink Ink by Laura DiNovis Berry unflinchingly explores the feminine experience through the use of vivid and evocative verse.
Poetry Review: to drink coffee with a ghost by amanda lovelace
to drink coffee with a ghost by Amanda Lovelace is a visceral and haunting addition to her latest poetry series. Sometimes goodbye is complicated.