This year, I have the privilege of serving as the clergy partner for a ministerial intern from a local seminary. In our first meeting of the semester, we spent some time talking about the importance of personal devotion and theological reflection. One of the most valuable practices for a person who seeks to advance in any area of their life is dedicated, set aside time for introspection and quiet listening for divine guidance. But the reality is that dirty dishes, back to school nights, carpools, and piles of laundry don’t always lend themselves to quiet listening. Not to mention, those of us who serve in local churches and community organizations also have to balance meetings, projects, and a host of other time consuming tasks. So when we finally break the binding on our bible to “hear from Heaven,” we often awake to “sugar plum fairies dancing in our heads.” So, how do we balance competing priorities and still find time for holy listening? Continue Reading
I can’t believe it’s finally September. Normally, I love the summer. I’m a sun baby for sure! But this year, we had the hottest July on record and my air conditioner took a hiatus mid-June. So, we’ve been in the house looking like…
Despite the sweltering heat, August was awesome! Continue Reading
Today is the first day of school for the kids in my neighborhood. That means no more bikes in the street, teens on the stroll, or lemonade on the corner.
You read that right…lemonade on the corner.
A small group of children Continue Reading