Snippet from the Pulpit: Boobs!

I was scheduled to lead the worship service this morning at church, so I dressed up: conservative black dress pants, heels, a royal blue sweater* with a built-in white shirt with french cuffs. Front-of-the-church attire, or so I thought. The service was unusual because I not only spoke from behind the pulpit, but also at a microphone on a stand directly in front of the congregation. ...more

Went To Black Church Tonight... Am I Supposed To Be Black?

I'm curious to see what the BlogHer community has to say about my visit to black church: Please keep in mind that it's a humor blog and any hateful comments will be deleted and not acknowledged. I'm only addressing grown-ups here ;0) ...more

I Am An 'Unchurched' Christian

If you google the words "unchurched Christian", what you'll find is first, a Barna survey exploring the percentages of individuals who claim to be Christians but don't attend church, and second, quite literally thousands of blogs, articles, "Pastor's Corners", and comments from churched Christians on why *they* think these people no longer attend, why *they* think these people are in the wrong, and the most appalling dis...more
Before reading this, I too would have written in my first blog that I was out there, my husband ...more

Sunday Best

I wouldn't consider myself a religious person, but I do believe in God.  I won't lie and say I go to church every Sunday shouting "hallelujah- praise the lord!"  But, I would like to change that. It's pretty sad that the last time I went to church was Christmas Day.  The time before that was Princess's baptism....more

Thankful for My Church

I love my church.  The people, not the building.  My church home is the first one in which I’ve taken a serious interest – that’s saying a lot considering I grew up spending two days per week in a place of worship and one at a congregant’s home for “book study”.  Thepeople at my church are welcoming, the teen and elementary departments are amazing, and the organization is missions-oriented....more


My oldest son is away on a weekend retreat and ski holiday with two dozen high-schoolers and a handful of adult leaders from church.  ...more

My Spiritual Journey - 2

This week I’ll be focusing on many of the reasons that I didn’t think I could ever consent to be a Christian in Part 2 of my spiritual journey from agnostic to Christian....more

Church on Crutches...

Limping into church on crutches to see my son's preschool performance, I tripped and quietly said, "Oh sh*t..."  My mom behind me was not happy, "God damn it, Laurie! Stop swearing!  We're in church for f*ck sake!"...more

Pip Squeak: Does Anyone “Go to Church” Anymore?

The neighbour girl was over playing with Poppet one day. “What does your husband do?” she asked. “He’s a minister,” I replied. “What’s that?” she wondered aloud....more

My Journey Through Spirituality - 1

 A couple of weeks ago, I stepped out of my blogging comfort zone to talk about something potentially controversial, the dynamic of different religious groups in the town I now live in....more