A Note From a Season of Fewer Clocks

God’s grace and peace to you, beloved in Christ.  As I write these words to you on a(nother) snowy morning, I am almost one month returned from blessed months of sabbatical leave. It was a time for writing, for praying, for silent contemplative labor, and for...

Flipping the Script on the Narrative of Scarcity

I opened my first business when I was ten or eleven years old. I was a lawn mower extraordinaire with an eye for straight lines and clean patterns. And, I was rolling in the money. Maintaining lawns, I soon discovered, was quite a lucrative venture. And so I saved and...

Slow Down and Savor the Moment

As I write this article for our e-news publication I am on my first vacation since starting in this role as Associate Conference Minister. That means it has been 9 months without intentional pause. That also means that I am still doing work on vacation (insert...

Dis-empowering Loss with Gratitude

“I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!” -Job 1:21 Over the past month I have visited both churches where I was commissioned and released from my...

We Are All Artists

I am an artist. It has been a hard thing to claim because it isn’t my profession, but it is one of my callings in this life. To create. In fact, I believe that we are all artists in some capacity. Creating with various mediums the feelings that we have, the change we...