Five Minute Friday prompt: RECOVER This summer is all about recovery. After a long, hard year of too many indoor hours, hunched over computers, struggling to work and learn and connect through Zoom. After a few long, difficult years of ministry. After a long slog through the worst school year ever. After anxiety and injury … Continue reading Recovery
Well now, that Mexico trip sure is something... For eight long days, early mornings to late nights, we traveled and camped, worked and sang, ate rice and beans and lived communally. We shared a memorable and almost indescribable experience while fourteen teams composed mostly of teenagers built homes for families who had lost their homes … Continue reading Sabbath 3
You find what you look for. I've been thinking about Sabbath, so of course I've found it even when I haven't been actively looking. Try these unintentional definitions: Stop doing and just be here. "This is the day that the Lord has made. You can rejoice and be glad in it. You can have fun … Continue reading Sabbath 2
As we enter Lent, the season in the Church calendar in which we focus on Jesus Christ's sacrifice for love of us, we begin a wild and wandering conversation about Sabbath. What does Sabbath mean to you? Sabbath, #4 of the 10 Commandments, seems to be the one the Church feels free to omit. To … Continue reading Sabbath 1
"Wow, you really need to get away!" said Co-worker as she realized I had missed something squarely in my easy-peasy realm of responsibility. I worked frenetically up until fifteen minutes before our car drove away. While I did pull out my phone a few times on the drive, I also made a concerted effort not to … Continue reading Power Down & Play
By 12:20pm tomorrow, both our boys will be done with this school year. Hallelujah! This has been a particularly rough year for a variety of reasons. Junior year for Teen, filled to the brim with cultural stress even when our immediate little family wasn't topped to our own stress limit. Unfortunately for all of us, his school … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Kickin’ the Door Shut & a Happy Dance!
Do you know what it is to feel the light of love inside you? And all the darkness falls away If you feel the way I feel then I believe we have the answer I've been searching for tonight --Dave Matthews, "Shake Me Like a Monkey" He took me to the coast, this Guy who … Continue reading Checking In
An ordinary afternoon dog-walk around the neighborhood turned gruesome. A car passed just as I noticed a squirrel hunkered in the middle of the lane. Car 1 slowed down, paused until two cars were directly opposite in the other lane, and then blared its horn. Horn terrified Squirrel who leaped sideways under the tire of Car 2, followed by … Continue reading Slow Down