My #sabbatical reflections

DSC_0271Last week I returned to work after my first ever ministry sabbatical. It was three wonderful, life-giving months, and I am thankful for every moment. When I returned, I sat down and started to write this post and quickly realized I had more to say than was appropriate for a blog post. Read more

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The practice of being fully present. #sabbatical

I realized that today is day 37 of my sabbatical, the beginning of week six – almost at the half-way point. Upon that realization, I took a few moments and thought back about these last five weeks – what I’ve experienced and what, if anything, I’ve been learning. Read more

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Three great days at Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House to start my #Sabbatical

IMG_0946.JPGThe Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. Read more

Snow day sledding at Ruby Hill

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Fifth annual neighborhood Christmas cookie delivery day

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Andrew (7) and Ethan (10) did most of the work this year. Such a great family tradition!

Back to school!

First day of fourth and second grade for Ethan and Andrew!

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Ethan at the plate

Sun setting on our 4th game of the day – 2 soccer, 2 baseball. I love spring!

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Ethan hard at work

Ethan hard at work, shoveling snow for our neighbors.

National Western Rodeo

Rodeo!