December 17, 2017

Archives for January 2014

My New Year’s Resolution – Work Life Balance (and a little more time resting in God)

I have have spent the last couple of days reflecting on work life balance. Or rather, my lack thereof. My apologies to those who have offered to help with Michael Spencer’s commentary on Mark. I keep meaning to get back to you, but this issue of work life balance is one of the things that […]

Now, I Wear a Robe

Jason Micheli has expressed some interesting thoughts about an experience he had as a robed pastor in his post, Clergy Robes and Anonymous Notes in Church. I encourage you to go and read his post before proceeding. More about that in a moment. I grew up in United Methodist Churches where clergy wore robes. So […]

Kimberly Mason: Listening as Radical Hospitality

Note from CM: On New Year’s Day I read this brief but profound post at Kimberly Mason’s blog, The (Almost) Daily Office. Kim lives in the Great Northwest on an old farm and blogs about her outdoor journeys, her journeys into prayer and service, and her journeys in quilting, icon painting and creativity. She is […]

The New Church Pot-Luck

Colorado may now be positioned to become THE tourist destination in 2014. As the LA Times reported: At the stroke of 8 a.m. on Wednesday Colorado became the first state in the nation where small amounts of retail marijuana legally can be sold in specialty shops. Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado. My question […]

One Last Look Back: What I Enjoyed Learning and Writing in 2013

I learned a lot in 2013. Some I learned in the daily rhythms of work, family, friends, church, and various activities. Life. Some I learned as I studied, met with mentors, and served in churches en route to approval for ordination in the ELCA. Vocation. Some I learned reading, thinking, writing, and conversing in the […]