Emmy Kegler

Family Plans: a poem for the longest night

I want it known I had a plan.
And this — this was not the plan.
The plan was small and simple and concrete: 
a good life, a righteous life, a quiet life.
Now the plan is seven pounds of impossible weight 
and screaming.

A Blue-Collar Kind of Guy

Mary gets top billing, and Advent is blue for her robe. But I think Advent could just as well be blue for Joseph. We dress him in browns, in most nativity scenes, but he’s a blue collar kind of guy, really.

Polly: The Problem Donkey

Polly was a problem donkey. Now, all donkeys can be a problem from time to time. They don’t like to be told what to do, or bossed around, or ridden when they aren’t ready. But most donkeys, if you earn their trust and feed them well, will help you do your chores. Everyone in the …

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“The Other Women”

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord.” She did not nod, but the whole of the universe nodded with her. “Let it happen to me as you have said.”

Cross-Referenced Personality Tests

I have plenty of unusual projects, but one of my favorites is my ever-growing personality test cross-reference project. This is a large database of individuals’ self-submitted personality types — Zodiac, Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, and of course Hogwarts house. As of March 2020, there are over 2,600 submitted data points, and I’ve aggregated them and color-coded the …

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At-Home Easter for Families

a collection of suggested and adapted activities, assembled by Pastor Emmy Kegler. PDF download here. Family Meals ~~ SILENT SUNDAY MORNING ~~ Leader Prep: Provide How to Celebrate instructions below.How to Celebrate: 1. Read the following on Saturday night before bed:Tomorrow is Easter Sunday – the day when Jesus’ followers discovered he was not dead, but …

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Community Cross

This meditative coloring cross is designed for congregations whose members are currently physically distanced from each other. Congregation leaders are invited to print this PDF on cardstock and mail (using self-sticking envelopes – no licking, please!) to members at home. (Suggestion: one cross per household plus one for each kid.) Members are invited to follow …

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