Though I am no longer writing a poem a day, now that Lent is over, I am still writing them at least weekly. I have been reading a lot of poetry, too. Some of the poets I have recently discovered are Amanda Lovelace, Melody Godfred, Tania Runyan, Caroline Kaufman, and Lightsey Darst. I find poetryContinue reading “More Poetry”
Author Archives: Rev. Tiffany McDonald
This year my daily Lenten discipline was writing a poem. Some days they came easily. Other times, I struggled. I tried to be open to the Spirit, rather than forcing a topic. In college, I minored in English, and most of my classes were in creative writing. I wrote a lot of poetry and shortContinue reading “Poetry”
I wrote a piece for Luther Seminary ‘s Enter the Bible blog about Prince Harry and his courage, using Hebrews 10. The Courage to Leave Toxic Situations
2022 in Books
Inspired by my high school friend, I decided to look at the books I read this year, and thought I would share some highlights. I highly recommend her blog too, but here is her post about her books https://dontstopbelieving.me/my-year-in-books-2022/. She shares recommendations on books, beauty, and a host of Memphis pride. I have added someContinue reading “2022 in Books”
Where Are You Christmas?
In 2000, there was a live action remake of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Honestly, I prefer the original cartoon or the remake in 2018. The best part of that 2000 film, in my opinion, was the hit “Where Are You Christmas?” You can read about the origin of the song at https://www.wideopencountry.com/faith-hill-where-are-you-christmas/. The videoContinue reading “Where Are You Christmas?”
One of my favorite sermons was written for Advent in 2008, while I was expecting our first baby. It was later published by the Young Clergy Women International in their online Fidelia magazine in 2012. You can read it here or I have included it below. That was such a magical Advent for us: waitingContinue reading “Advent Sermon”
As part of my treatment plan for breast cancer, my oncologist prescribed me Tamoxifen for ten years. Tamoxifen is an “old” drug, meaning that it has been well-studied, and it’s cheap! It is an estrogen suppressant. You can read a study about how being on it five years has fifteen year benefits here. I haveContinue reading “Tamoxifen”
This month I have been consumed with a garage sale. The prep took 3 weeks of sorting, making decisions, and letting go. The actual sale was 3 days of sorting, making decisions, and letting go. It was all worth it, and now I am exhausted. My girls don’t really play with toys anymore. When KContinue reading “Garage Sale”
This last year or so I have focused inward, and my outward focus is mostly limited to those with whom I live. I feel like I am about to emerge from that time, but I’m not completely ready yet. This time has been a gift, and it has also been odd. Covid-time came at aContinue reading “Unlocking”
A Bible study
https://faithlead.luthersem.edu/let-your-yes-be-yes-and-your-no-be-no/ Here is a link to a Bible study I wrote about faith and healthy boundaries. It can be done alone or with a group.