Welcome to Reverend Mother.
I’m a pastor and a mom. This is a blog about having a foot in two worlds, and being imperfect, inadequate and available to God in both at the same time.
I’m not sure how many pastors have nursed a baby between worship services on a Sunday morning, or how many have had to quickly change clothes before going to an Administrative Board meeting because their nicest suit just experienced “the fountain of youth” during a diaper change. Life around our house has plenty of screaming and tears (sometimes even from the baby!) but more often lots of chances at laughter and many, many reasons for thankfulness.
Before Drew was born I was secretly afraid that by adding “Mother” to already full life of “Reverend” I would never be able to give myself fully to either. That I would be divided between two worlds, always wishing I was somewhere else and feeling I wasn’t doing my best in either role. But in the last fourteen months I’ve been amazed that the part of my brain that loves deep thoughts, great stories, and theological insights didn’t turn to mush. Instead, I think it became more active and alive. My son has given me more passion for ministry and desire to seek out the deep things of God. He deserves to grow up in a world where people think deeply, love passionately and laugh a lot. I hope to share that world here with you.