Disposable Counter Covers

Seriously! When did wiping a counter after using it become too much work? I bake regularly. I make a mess, (ask my husband!) regularly. I wet a cloth and wipe it up! When did it become easier to cut down trees, process them into paper, ship it to stores, take it home, put it on the…

You’ve Got Big Shoes to Fill!

Those were the words that someone said to me at the good-bye reception for the minister at the church where I will start in September. The minister and I are good friends as well as colleagues; she is delighted that I accepted the Intentional Interim Ministry position and invited me to be part of her…

Take Heart

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to…

We Sing of Relationship

Today is Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost. It celebrates the Christian Doctrine of the Trinity, traditionally understood as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But before we get into that, I want to ask you a question, “Have you ever been in a situation in which there is one question that you just don’t…

Fathers

A few months ago, when my son came to pick up his nine year old daughter after a sleepover at our place, she ran and jumped into his arms and exclaimed with joy and excitement, “Daddy!” The mutual love was apparent and heartwarming. In that moment, I felt both happy and sad. So happy that…

Snottin’ and Ballin’

Yesterday, on a beautiful, sunny morning, a small group of Liz Feltham’s family and friends gathered to bear witness as her husband spread her ashes in a place she loved. Later that day, a larger group gathered in a friends home, to share stories, to hear Amazing Grace played on the bagpipes, and to raise…