Category Archives: Ministry

The Trouble With Living in Community

I’ve experienced a fair bit of anxiety this semester regarding needing other people’s help. Marc and I, for the first time, are both taking a class in the time slot. This is the first time that we’ve had to do this. In the past, I’ve always just chosen another class or not taken a class […]

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Letting It All Go

I am currently working on a seminar that I need to lead on the practice of Sabbath as a spiritual discipline. (Actually, before that assignment I have to hand in a seven page confession of my Christology, and trying very hard not to swear like Fred Flinstone in my head because it has been a […]

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A New Direction

At Christmas I started reading the book “Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.” I was just twenty pages into it when I came to the realization that what I want to do with my counseling degree is work in palliative care. I’ve known for a long time that I […]

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Beds and Dirt and the Body of Christ

A bit of a rough day in these parts, today. The kids had a sleepover last night and they are being total bears today because of it. I guess it’s been a long week for all of us, getting back into scheduled, school life. There’s been crankiness all around. And when these days happen, I […]

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“I was glad when they said to me…”

“… we’re leaving the house of the Lord.” I know.  It’s horrible. And it’s the exact opposite of what Psalm 122 says. BUT. That is exactly what was in my head when we left church this morning. It’s not like it was even the worst morning at church I’ve ever had. Not at all, in […]

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Why I love it here.

This morning as I headed off early to church, I looked down the street as I was turning and saw a very large turkey. Honestly, that early in the morning and that unexpectedly, it looked like the bird from Up. I quickly called Marc to get out of his bathrobe and take the kids out […]

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Life

I’ll be honest. This thing we’ve decided to do for three years is not easy. First, let me say that I can’t believe we’ve made it through the first academic year. That was the fastest eight months of my life. Like crazy fast. I almost don’t believe it’s the middle of April. The past three […]

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Spring! I can’t believe we survived Winter!

Although Madeline is adamant about and correct in saying that “Spring does not start until Saturday!”, there is no snow on the field across the street, so I am saying it is springtime. Or at least that winter is now over. Can I just say that I cannot believe we survived the winter? I normally […]

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Get Down Tonight

The semester is officially in full swing here.  It’s strange because last week I was talking like it was the beginning of the semester, and suddenly it feels like we’re running out of time. Marc did a post last night about the stress he is feeling. I could tell right off the hop this semester, […]

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Moment of Panic

(And, no, it’s not the scurrying of little rodent feet that I’m sure I heard in the floor vents yesterday. Even though I know I heard them. We’ll just forget about that until there’s any further evidence of rodent life in our house again. Rather…) Tonight I had a moment (a rather long moment) of […]

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