As summer approaches, I’ve been able to enjoy one of the many benefits of a longer day. As the sky in the east just barely starts to turn pink, I awake well before the rest of the house and go outside for a run. It is quiet, it is peaceful; the air is cool and clean, and the roads are empty. The morning sky provides a stunning view. Good for my body and soul! Continue reading
For someone who spends their days inside an office staring at a computer, it can be deeply satisfying to get outside and do some physical work; especially when that work helps serve something with great purpose. My 7-year-old and I spent half a day this weekend at a nearby summer camp for volunteer day, helping to set up the site as summer and the arrival of hundreds of staff and kids fast approaches. Continue reading
Time for confession… I’ve felt myself pull back lately from the administrative side of my church involvement, frustrated by the conflicts and bureaucracy of running a church.
We stand together at the end of a worship service and fervently sing “Build Your Kingdom Here” by Rend Collective. We sing with joy and celebration and passion – and I think in that moment we all mean the words we sing. Continue reading
I’m a big NPR fan! I love the news programs and personal interest stories, quiz shows and podcasts. Funny though – as a child I would whine and argue when my parents left NPR on the radio for car rides. Talking on the radio – how boring! But now, as an adult, I’m one of those people – I sit in my car to finish that NPR story, long after I’ve reached my destination! Continue reading
We had ups and downs with our almost 4-year-old daughter this weekend. I could blame it on her not feeling well, or a long week at day care, or dreary weather. In reality, it was probably just an outcome of her personality. Continue reading