#Lord Jesus God. We make mistakes. We think blessings go to the best and the brightest. We think blessings are prizes, instead of understanding that blessings are salve for the wounded, solace for the lonely, strength for the suffering, rest for the weary. We think blessings are shiny, sparkly things to rub in other people’s faces, instead of seeing them as the wonder of the child looking at a cloud, the sweet love from the overlooked little old lady, the strength of a survivor sitting with someone else in the same pain and trauma. Lord we do not understand blessings, so we don’t think there’s enough, but that is our humanity showing. Help us to discern when blessings peak through. Forgive us when we forget to share our blessings, and love us so we can do better we pray.
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. 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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