Monday snappit (it’s the Pastrix devo!)

21 Oct

I wondered aloud yesterday what it would be like if Nadia Bolz-Webber wrote a devotional.

get it. fraking read it.

get it. fraking read it.

So I’m going to help her this week.

Five days of Nadia.

One devotional thought each day this week (a veritable Pastrix slapathon!) to start your day with accompanying scripture and inspirational image.

Thought of calling them “Nadia Snippets.” But I like “Snappit” better for some reason.


We had started caring about each other, but in the end none of us knew how to care for each other. But this experience taught me that a community based on the idea that everyone hates rules is, in the end, just as disappointing and oppressive as a community based on the ability to follow rules.

~ Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix

When the ten others heard about this, they lost their tempers, thoroughly disgusted with the two brothers. So Jesus got them together to settle things down. He said, “You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served—and then to give away his life in exchange for the many who are held hostage.”

Matthew 20:24-28 | Message Bible

God, help me to embrace the people you actually bring me and to learn to live with their smell, even as they learn to live with mine. Through Jesus.

even the most holy of communities tends to smell...

even the most holy of communities tends to smell…


Posted by on October 21, 2013 in snappit


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6 responses to “Monday snappit (it’s the Pastrix devo!)

  1. Alice Hoffman

    October 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Love it !! I just started the book and keep reading Jon every sentence. I love the part about having to be baptized by age 12. Oh I remember that at the Baptist church, just one more stanza of Just as I am , so we would go forward. She is a hoot!

  2. wordhaver

    October 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    So glad, Alice! 🙂

  3. ajohnson

    October 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    good stuff, snippets, snappits or “slappits”?

  4. wordhaver

    October 22, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Snap! Slappit’s even better than snappit! Thank you! 🙂

  5. Kat Smith

    October 22, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I like the way you stink.

  6. wordhaver

    October 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Ah, you’re just catching me at the right times… 🙂


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