Sometimes Pastors Wear High Heels: How a Shoe Store Can Be Better Than The Church

#kinkyboots #retail and #God (yep they can all go together)

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I have not posted in a while. Usually, my posts are based off of things that I have been thinking about for some time. In fact, I spend most of my nights processing through things that truly make me think. I have thought a lot about this post.  I have had plenty of time to process and to come to the conclusions that I have.

At the beginning of the year, I worked at a small coffee shop at my alumna mater. It was a wonderful job and I got to see all my friends that were still taking classes and such. That job, however, did not have great hours during the summer time. So, I started looking for other jobs. And I found one being a salesperson at a shoe store.

I had not worked retail before this job. I was quite terrified when I went into the interview because…

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Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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