I have had a set of Christmas tree lights since before I was married almost 15 years ago. They were early generation motion lights with settings to make it seem like the lights are chasing each other or twinkling or fading or…, well, there were 6 settings and I couldn’t tell you everything they did. … Continue reading Christmas Lights
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!
I must admit that I am not riveted to the news broadcasts coming out of Las Vegas this morning after the horrific shooting there last night. Not because I don’t care, but because I care too much. I am aware that knowing a few facts are important – that there were people killed and injured, … Continue reading Ups & Downs
It’s been one of those blue kind of weeks. Maybe it’s because I’m coming down off of one of those mountaintop experiences of a ten day prayer retreat. Maybe it’s because my husband is out of the country and I miss talking with him about something heavy weighing on my mind. Maybe it’s because my … Continue reading Where is God when I am Sad?