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Haven’t done one of these for a while, but a lot has happened in my life that I have not caught up my readers on!
I have been called to be the pastor of Queen Anne Baptist Church in Seattle starting June 1st! I am excited for this new ministry opportunity. Above call means that […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a personal blog post, so here are the Top Ten Things I’ve Been Up To:
This has been a whirlwind year.
One year ago today, we were just starting to get the inkling that we might need to move, despite being homeowners for only seven months. We were having trouble getting the resources AJ needs for his autism. We were arguing with the school district about resources provided and with […]
Last Sunday was my first day at Burien Community Church. I guess that’s an exaggeration, because I had to write my sermon, prepare for worship, move into the parsonage, and get the keys to my new office. In addition, we moved into the parsonage a few weeks […]
Every Wednesday or so I blog over at [D]mergent, where I am a co-editor. This week I blogged on why I stayed in the church, when there have been so many articles about young adults leaving the church. Check it out!
This Tuesday Top Ten is inspired by some questions I received from colleagues in planning for maternity/paternity leave from their churches. Especially for female clergy, but also for male clergy expecting children this is often uncharted territory in negotiating with a congregation. Here are some tips from my experience, which was fantastic, in negotiating, planning […]
Today is my son’s third birthday. When I look at him and see how much he has grown it is hard to believe he was that small (even at 9 lbs 5 oz!) little thing my husband handed to me.
As I reflect on today and the day of his birth, I am reminded […]
Yes, I love attending regional and national gatherings! This year, unfortunately, I had to miss the American Baptist Biennial gathering in Puerto Rico, but I am going with my family to attend my first Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly in Nashville! Most people might find these sorts of things boring and tedious, but […]
As I work on organizing my home office space, I think about my church offices I have had over the last ten years and how I started out–unorganized, cluttered, and a mess. I remember letting someone use my computer in my first church office and they remarked that I must like Diet Dr. Pepper because […]
Release Date: October 8th, 2019