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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 is not a typical Top Ten Tuesday post, in that they’re not ranked, they are just in the order I read them. The first three books were books I started in 2012 but didn’t have time to finish until the start of this year. This year I have resolved to read more—I’m hoping to […]
5/26/2016 DISCLAIMER: This post was recently reposted on a blog this past week. I had forgotten about this post. I need to say a few things:
First, I am sorry. This post was written in the months after my son’s diagnosis. I did not know much about autism, but I thought I knew somethings.
In this busy, busy holiday season, with worship services and family gatherings, traditions and shopping, and–well, EVERYTHING, I have been rethinking the season. I posted before about how to stay sane by using organizational tips.
Today, I was to think about how to pause and let go and enjoy the moment. Here are Ten […]
I have been known to forget meetings and appointments in the past. I have been more aware as of late how many things I have to get done in one day. I worry about forgetting important phone calls or even making pastoral visitations when church life gets busy, as it seems to be through Thanksgiving […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Tuesday Top Ten list! I’ll try to get back into the habit now and then!
We moved to the Seattle area this summer and in many ways, it has been like moving back home. Growing up in a small town in Alaska, as a teenager I […]
As a child, I loved Christmas. As a young adult, I grew to love Advent, this season of darkness preparing for the light that will begin in four weeks (can’t you see me jumping for joy inside?) As a pastor, I began to feel cheated of this season, both of Advent and Christmas.
Intergenerational is my thing. Intergenerational is technically not a word according to spell check but I’ve been using the term on my professional profile since I graduated seminary in 2002.
Intergenerational, to me, means the whole family of God. All generations. It’s how I grew up going to a small church in a small […]
Here’s a Top Ten Tuesday list of things going on in my life, which, you’ll understand as you read through, is why it’s being posted on Wednesday!
1. Work, work, work. I am working both as a preschool teacher in our church’s Mother’s Day Out program and as a substitute teacher in the school district. […]