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Walking Side by Side

On occasion, people will ask me if I miss serving as a priest in a faith community. The answer is absolutely yes. Walking with one community through the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year and walking pastorally with folks through the rhythms and seasons of their lives are the two things I miss the … More Walking Side by Side
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:46:31 +0000

Making Space

Last summer, Koda, our beloved dog of 13 years, died. In many respects, she grew up with our boys. She played in the field with them, went on long walks on the trail and loved to go to both the lake and the ocean.  Koda was a wonderful companion. Two weeks later, and after fully … More Making Space
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:28:06 +0000

One Body

It began early one spring morning. In the dawn of the day we pushed and shoved and crammed crosses, torches, banners and vestments into our priest’s little station wagon. Three sleepy hours later we arrived at a busy, bustling monstrosity of a building. There were other cars all around us, packed with the same religious … More One Body
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:57:07 +0000

When is it enough?

She was completely exasperated. Children, spouse, work, all had significant needs and expectations.  And she felt that she was missing the mark with all of them. Her word was “enough.” She was not providing enough focused attention to her children, spending enough time with her spouse, and there was never enough time to get her … More When is it enough?
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:16:28 +0000

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