My mom always wonders at the fact that calling is imminently connected with money. Preachers always seem to be “called” at the church that pays the most. And they’re always “called” again when someone offers them a job for more money. I’m not sure that this is always true, although it is true in some situations. I know more people who have felt “called” to something that definitely won’t pay. Jobs, that should they be taken on, have no promise of making bank. So most of my friends are busy creating other jobs to go along with their “calling” to pay the bills. One ofRead More →

I wrote this for the Star Light blog in October, 2008: I had a dream a few weeks ago. I was hanging out in a brothel. The brothel was raided by the police. The police started rounding up all of the women there, me included. I kept thinking, “I’m a minister, not a sex worker.” And then I would think, “I can prove it!” Then I realized that I could not prove it. I had nothing on my person or in my purse that proved that I was a minister. I was handcuffed and taken away. I remember being resigned to this, to not fightingRead More →