2018

On September 1, 2017, I started a three-month sabbatical from the church I serve.  It was a pretty amazing time. I got to spend time with my kids, traveling with my oldest to visit colleges, with my younger son to play some hockey, and long peaceful days at the barn with my daughter. I started … Continue reading 2018

Not Me

When I was in seminary, I sat in a theology class with six other students around a table.  One day, the discussion was about oppression and prejudice. People shared some very personal painful stories about how they had been mistreated at best, abused at worst. I sat quietly. Finally, one student noticed I wasn't saying … Continue reading Not Me

Go DEACS!

This weekend is my 25th college reunion.  Due to other obligations, I will not be going. College seems like yesterday and it seems like a lifetime ago. Along those lines, I have mixed emotions about those four years. It certainly would be interesting to go back.  When speaking with a classmate recently, she said it will … Continue reading Go DEACS!

FOCUS

This blog has been quiet for a couple months.  Part of that has been unintentional; summer schedules interfere with the discipline of writing. Part has been intentional; I have observed through comments, feedback and private messages how people read what I write through the lens of their experience.  I realize that is unavoidable.  However, it … Continue reading FOCUS