Stereotypes, Paganism, and Consequences

This essay was originally offered to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick on Sunday, December 17th. Every religion, including having no religion, has challenges that come with it. The intricacies of practice, whether or not your religious holidays require you to use vacation time to honor them, how available supplies specific to your path are,…

6 Tools for Less Drama

One of the interesting aspects of working as a minister and witch full time is the view: I see clients and interact in community enough to see patterns unfold. And, as if a December with a Mercury Retrograde smack in the middle of it wasn’t enough of a challenge, there’s a pattern unfolding right now…

The Practice of Hope

This sermon was offered to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 I am a late addition to the pulpit today. This service was originally going to be offered by a member of our community who is experiencing health problems and had to cancel. One of the funny things that happens…

Sacred Space and Between the Worlds: A Reflection

This past Thursday through Sunday was the Sacred Space and Between the Worlds Conference. This particular gathering was a joint venture between two merged events. The Sacred Space Conference is the premier conference for intermediate to advanced practitioners on the East Coast. The Between The Worlds Conference serves a similar audience but is offered at…

Reasons Not to Wrestle a Pig and Other Thoughts About Community Dynamics

Let me spin you a scenario that plays out periodically in the pagan community: You’re bobbing along, minding your own business. You’re helping run events or maybe you’re leading them. You’re doing readings, offering counseling, or assisting with spellwork and ritual. Maybe you’re teaching classes or workshops.  Everything is going fine and then suddenly, out…