My feelings have been hurt lately, but that’s to be expected – I think I’ve hurt other people’s feelings as well. I’m in the midst of a somewhat rough transition, and as much as I have tried to T.H.I.N.K.* before I speak, people inevitably feel hurt when things are changing, myself included. I have tried … Continue reading The Power of (Someone Else’s) Prayer
I really enjoyed ushering in 2019 with great friends and musicals karaoke. We had more delicious food than we could eat in one night, so I haven’t had to cook two more nights in a row this week. As much as I love to cook, the break is very welcome. But today it is back … Continue reading New Year, New You?
So the rubber meets the road today as I submit a character sketch of my mother for a creative nonfiction class I am taking. This tiny 300-word essay is the first piece I have written for public consumption in a memoir of my life told through my parents’ accounts of their lives. Just over a … Continue reading First Step on a Writing Odyssey
I learned many things at my conference at Columbia Theological Seminary’s “Yes, And: Improvisational Leadership in Times of Dizzying Change" conference. I learned a lot of improv skills. I learned how they relate to ministry, including my work in spiritual direction. And I learned that I both miss congregational ministry and am grateful to have … Continue reading Don’t Yuck My Yum!
We had friends over yesterday so I ran to the grocery store after church to pick up a couple of shared favorite snacks. But I didn’t have my weekly list done – so I need to go back to the grocery store today. And if we’re running low on ground beef or chicken, I’ll have … Continue reading Grocery Gratitude
I’ve been packing my bags this morning for a quick trip out west for my niece’s wedding. Medicines, underwear, nice dress, t-shirts… oh, and don’t forget the swimsuit for the hotel pool. (I once took the top, but not the bottom of my two piece swimsuit. I now pack both the original and the one … Continue reading On a Journey
I am writing this during a scheduled writing retreat that I planned with a friend. We’re staying up late, drinking caffeine and eating food that is bad for us. (Well, I am; she brought fairly healthy snacks!) I’m enjoying my new Savannah office for Openings: Let the Spirit In and taking advantage of the quiet … Continue reading Friends