that my experience as a teacher and more specifically as a reading specialist might be a central part of my ministry. Because I was a public school teacher, I had trained myself to show my faith in encouraging families and working hard to provide a quality education to children in poverty and in at risk […]
After we have a weekend with the girls, there’s always a period of time I wait before cleaning up their weekend fun. There’s something about peeking into the “school” that LC created to teach Sofia the First and hearing her voice again in my memory that makes our time together last longer. There’s something about […]
As a teacher, I got used to carrying things in the back of my car pertaining to teaching: books, materials for science experiments, math manipulatives, etc. This wasn’t uncommon or strange, in fact after school you could often find a switch going on from one teacher’s car to another teacher’s as materials were shared back […]
I was listening to an NPR report with a state university professor of economics (I missed which one as I tried to track the station through the small towns of my commute) and was intrigued by his suggestion that we are moving back to a hunter and gatherer economy. His suggestion was that there is […]
This morning started at 5:00 am. The ice is melting, and I am worried about the piano. It should be fine if the temperature hasn’t fallen below 55 in the sanctuary, but if there ever is a time that that might have happened, that time would have been the last two days. I am also […]
The night brought more ice and refrozen ice and power outages. Our power was fine, but when my phone dinged with the Civil Emergency Notice, I knew it was time to start checking on my congregants. Already one missed call as I fixed my first cup of coffee. Yup, one person without power. Thinking […]
Of course the ice storm happened on a Wednesday, again. I looked outside and it was clear that this one was worse than the last one. There was no way I was getting my car out and our road had not been scraped. I was stuck. So, Wednesday morning started with being sure that the […]
The pups and I are usually morning walkers or runners, so it was strange to take them out tonight as the day faded into night. We watched as families came together and peeked in at what they were having for dinner. In some cases, we could even smell what was cooking. It seems odd to […]
As I started my last semester of classes in seminary, I realized that soon this two-week life will be over. I can actually see the finish line. I can actually count down the number of times I have to commute to school. It’s surreal. I have become accustomed to starting my week at seminary […]
I have been receiving for the past three weeks statements and informations for my tax preparation. I have been shocked to find the number of nonprofits I have supported over the past year. I don’t remember doing this intentionally, I only remember that every organization had a friend whose dream was to go serve people […]
I am currently serving as the Interim Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship as I finish my final year of seminary. I am overwhelmed at the encouragement and belief this community has in me! I am so excited to journey with them.
- I am changed. August 18, 2011
- Teacher Contractors November 3, 2011
- Christianity Isn’t Target Practice July 29, 2011
- Merianna’s Search for Meaning July 19, 2011
- Connecting via Social Media May 19, 2012
- Sometimes I forget… March 10, 2014
- Waiting to Clean Up March 10, 2014
- Carrying the Cross March 4, 2014
- Hunting and Gathering February 25, 2014
- Day 3 of Icy Conditions as a Pastor February 15, 2014
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