January 2019 marks a significant anniversary for me—15 straights years of pastoring. 15! I had been doing pastoral-y things for a chunk of years before but one of my most significant life shifts came when I went on a big church staff January 1st2004 first as the Associate Care Pastor and Adult Ministry Pastor. Two+ years later […]Read More
back from a break & breaking old patterns.
It’s been 3 months since I’ve blogged here, and I’m glad to get back in the groove this month (I miss rambling about things I like to ramble about–church, life, community, healing, faith shifts, justice, and equality!) I am not sure what things will look like exactly in this next season, blogging here for any […]Read More
time to breathe.
I first started taking a blog break during the summer a chunk of years ago. It’s always been a wise decision and helps me to not think in blog, re-group a bit, and focus on my kids and the tender time left with them as they are all growing up. This Summer I’m a bit […]Read More
happy belated blog birthday–9 years!
Happy 2017, everyone. I know many who are glad to leave 2016 behind! It was filled with a lot of rough stuff for not only me but countless friends, too, and on a much wider scale in the USA, the world. I personally think this turn into the new year feels somewhat different than many […]Read More
why i'm still in.
I’m back! It took me a while! September 1st came and went but I am happy to be back in this space again for this next season. It is always good for me to not think in blog for a few months and as much as it’s hard for me to stop, I have come […]Read More
breaks are good (puppies are too).
A chunk of years ago I started taking a month of blogging in the summer; then it was two months, and for the last few years it’s been three. It’s always been a good decision for my soul. This year, I need it more than ever. Even though in general I haven’t blogged as much […]Read More
here and there.
Thank you all for all the dog love. It means so much to me! I’m trying to ease out of the fog and catch up a bit and meant to post this last week. One of the fun things I sometimes get to do is talk about church and life and Faith Shift and Down […]Read More
8 years old!
Every January 1st is this blog’s birthday. And this week it’s 8 years old! I am so glad that I jumped in the waters all those years ago. It has been a gift to me in more ways than I can count, mainly the risk that’s been involved in saying out loud some of the […]Read More
brain fog & blog breaks & being back (sort-of)
It’s been a while! My last post here was june 4th, and it feels like just a few weeks ago but it’s been 3 months, wild. I am glad I took a longer break this year; I needed to not be thinking in blog all of the time. And it worked. I stopped thinking about […]Read More
there's plenty around here already.
I’ll miss you all over the next several months, but I’m really looking forward to a summer break from blogging. A few years ago I took one month off. For the past two years I took two months off. This year, I’m going for three! I need it. I keep learning the value of rest […]Read More