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Last year, I completed 52 Books for 52 Weeks of 2017. For 2018, I far exceeded that goal, and challenged myself to read a wide variety. There’s just about everything on here: my favorite science fiction and fantasy, romance, historical fiction, contemporary, mystery—and also theology, sociology, self-help, a children’s picture book, poetry, a graphic novel, […]
Beth Scibienski shares a beautiful reflection on struggling with faith when her husband Pete is diagnosed with M.S. A pastor herself, the author admits that she doesn’t find God easily in her daily life; […]
Warning: spoilers ahead from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
My husband and I have a standing Star Wars date. On the Friday of its release, we both take the day off from work. Kiddo is in school, so we don’t have to pay for childcare. We get to see the film for the matinee price, […]
A lot of continuing education workshops end up being boring. You might get something out of the keynote, but a lot of it is note taking, sitting around, and not often opportunities to share your experience or learn from the experiences of others.
UNCO has no keynote speaker. UNCO uses […]
Starting a new year, we often look back on the past year and strive to do better. We make resolutions. And, […]
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 […]
I wrote for [D]mergent today about the need for creative leadership in order to generate creativity within a congregation. In my experience, sharing my ideas has helped others reach into their God-given creativity and share their gifts for ministry. I’m seeing it at work right now in my congregation, and it’s exciting! […]
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.