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Set down the pen. Pick up the brush.

Sometimes I feel like I won the jackpot.  Really!  Even I cannot believe my luck!  One weekend a month I am actually allowed to go away all by myself (that’s right… no children in tow!) to a beautiful retreat center and… … 535 more words


Pastor, Work the Angles! (JP)

I was introduced to Eugene Peterson’s Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity by Dr. Mark Hayse during my undergrad work. Perhaps more than any other book this work has shaped my view of pastoring. 560 more words

Pastoral Theology


I’ve started talking to a new spiritual director. This is the first time I’ve worked with a male, although I’m not sure that matters. Anyhow, his name is Bob and he seems a bit more traditional. 766 more words


Helping through Reflection and Planning

A Year of Being Kind blog – Monday, September 22, 2014

Helping through Reflection and Planning

Thank you. Thanks to all of you who faithfully follow this blog. 333 more words

Equinox and Equal Light with Equanitmity

As the equinox of autumn slinks steadily toward us through elegant long-legged shadows, and glimmering streams of gold-tingedlight, I am reminded that “equinox” from the Latin means “equal night”. 167 more words


Forgetting to Be Kind?

A Year of Being Kind blog – Sunday, September 14, 2014

Forgetting to Be Kind?

I like to talk to my friends, or members of my family, on the telephone. 358 more words

September 15, 2014 - presence

Our five year goals.
In 2019 we are…
 Known as a healing presence: Our attempts to center in on Jesus make a difference. Circle Counseling and other teams provide opportunities for internal and external peacemaking. 396 more words

5-year Goals