Parsonage Parables

Routine

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Life can be routine. Have you noticed that we do stuff over and over? I was getting ready for bed and thought – I’ve done this before. In pretty much the same sequence. For a really long time. Over and over. A lot of life is pretty routine. Work can become routine. Even though there […]

July to December 2018

Navigating Our Worlds

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For the past several years, I’ve worked with church-affiliated organizations. I’m now working with a non-profit that is not religiously or church affiliated. It is a great non-profit that has multi-faceted programming and empowerment activities for girls, but simply not a religious-based organization. In my new world, we have gone to lunch a couple times […]

July Aug Sept 2014

Don’t Run for Pope

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Here’s my tip of the day – don’t run for Pope. In high school, four of us were sitting around and bored so decided that I should run for Pope. The slogan was “2000 years is long enough, it’s time for a change.” We listed goofy things like public confessions, holy water in convenient six […]

July Aug Sept 2014

Through the Grate

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In my grandparent’s farmhouse was a metal grate in the floor of an upstairs bedroom.   The only heat for the bedroom came from the kitchen directly below. One of our favorite things was to listen to the conversation through the grate. What I remember is that it was mostly about food and if the topic […]