Deeply Original

A few weeks ago I was sitting in my office and got sucked into the Facebook vortex. After a few minutes of scrolling I ran across a video by Rob Bell. And at the end of the video he said something that has stuck with me since then. This is what he said…   “You, being...

You, Me, and the Lectionary

A few months ago Diana talked about Lectio Devina as a spiritual practice and encouraged those of us that are more visual to google ‘bible art journaling’.  As the director/editor of CovChurchPIM I got to google it first when Diana first...

Rule of Life

So, there was this one time at Midwinter back in January where I saw Diana Shiflett.  If you haven't met her she's awesome.  And we started talking about the next blog post for this blog and she comes up with the brilliant idea to make a...

2015 Advent: Hope

There is that scene towards the end of Home Alone.  Kevin, weary and sad on Christmas Eve steps into the huge cathedral downtown.  The seats are sparsely filled not even trying to win the contest waged by the voices of the choir echoing...

Saying Yes & No Honestly: No. 2

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of being yourself as a clergy spouse and how, for me, this means saying “yes” and “no” with honesty and integrity. Today I want to delve into this more by looking at some of the patterns I...

2015 Advent: Joy

The drive home is so familiar; driving it with my eyes closed seems tempting.  The last several hours have been overflowing with the kind things that create memories that don’t easily fade.  My senses have had quite the workout, the sights,...

Word Of The Year

During the Advent season the main concept is “waiting” for Jesus.  Well, for me waiting feels negative. Waiting in line, waiting to use the bathroom, waiting to hear test results, waiting…the list could go on and on!  The word I like better...