Change=Loss; Loss=Grief

Change=Loss; Loss=Grief

On March 19, 2020, I packed my car with a box of files, two boxes of books, and my stack of sticky-notes.  Driving away from The Candy Factory, my throat tightened as one of my trusty protectors held back tears.   It is a  freeze-frame moment in my...
Settling into the Wilderness

Settling into the Wilderness

In September of 2013, the still, small voice called me out of parish ministry.  The call out was clear—the next destination, not so much.  Like the Israelites stumbling through the woods toward the Promised Land, I found myself in the wilderness learning to...

The Both/And of 2020

All I was doing was standing–literally just standing on the paved path of the Northwest County Rail Trail–and I felt and heard a POP.  Pop and then crushing pain as my knee gave out. What?  I’m finally well enough to walk in the woods and now...