Book 22 in 2018: “It is Finished: 365 Days of Good News”

I have a goal to read 50 books in 2018–I set the goal to encourage myself to read more. Reading is my “happy place” and I feel like I’ve let other things crowd it out of my life. I do better when I read more.  I have been using this book (“It is Finished: 365…

Book 21 in 2018: “Everybody, Always”

I have a goal to read 50 books in 2018–I set the goal to encourage myself to read more. Reading is my “happy place” and I feel like I’ve let other things crowd it out of my life. I do better when I read more.  This one is a doozy! Like many before me, I…

The Rain, the Pool, and I

Last week I went to do some water aerobics exercise in the pool at my condo. The sky was very dark, but I looked at my weather app and there was no rain in the forecast (the dark skies also giving me a good chance to have the pool I all to myself).  As I…

Hello, August 2018!

    Here are some things I’m looking forward to in August: We’ll have two more candidate visits for First Trinity’s Director of Music Ministries position (one at the very beginning of the month and one at the very end of the month). By the time August ends, we’ll have a clear idea of what…

Good-bye July 2018

Here are some things I’m grateful for about July 2018: Vacation Bible School has to top the list. I could go on and on…that week provides so many God-sightings. I tried to keep track, but they come so fast and furious that I lose track (such a problem!). One that is standing out this week…

Hello, July!

Here are some things I’m looking forward to in July: July 1 marks 34 years in ministry at First Trinity. It is so hard to believe and so much to be grateful for! I love my work and my teammates and the people of this congregation. Thank You, Jesus! Getting to be at the Ring…

Good-bye, June!

  Here are some things I am grateful for about June 2018:   After six months out for cancer treatments, my hair dresser was back. It was so good to see him in good spirits and feeling better–AND–wow did I need a cut and color. Felt awesome. I had a wonderful wonderful visit to Minneapolis…

Intergenerational.

In the summer, I lead an intergenerational Sunday School class. Yesterday we had two families with toddler-elementary kids, three adults (one with developmental disabilities, and four high school students. It’s a little crazy and a lot fun. We play games, we use markers and have good conversation. One thing I am reminded of every year:…

Book 19 in 2018: “Anxious for Nothing”

I have a goal to read 50 books in 2018–I set the goal to encourage myself to read more. Reading is my “happy place” and I feel like I’ve let other things crowd it out of my life. I do better when I read more.  Just finished “Be Anxious About Nothing: Finding Calm in a…