June 4.

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook these days. Actually, if I'm being honest, I've become pretty ambivalent about social media on the whole, mostly due to the fact that I have very little control when scrolling through social media over when I will or will not see something that triggers my grief. So, the … Continue reading June 4.

Music Monday: “God Be With You”

We sang this song as the closing hymn in worship a few weeks ago. As I was already in the midst of transitioning out of ministry in the congregation, my eyes welled up, I got choked up, and I had to stop singing and just listen to the voices around me. This is my prayer … Continue reading Music Monday: “God Be With You”

Tennis Ball Wisdom

Tennis balls. Wisdom. It's the perfect combination coming from my friend, classmate, and youth ministry colleague, Craig, as we graduate and step forward into whatever great adventure God is taking us on. I have always appreciated Craig's playfulness (always carrying a tennis ball to keep energy focused during class) balanced with a depth of insight … Continue reading Tennis Ball Wisdom

Friday Five: June 3, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: This week I got into my first car accident ever. Thankfully, I have a great insurance agent. Nobody was hurt. Nobody got ticketed since one party fled the scene of the accident. Not really my idea of fun, and the timing certainly wasn't great, seeing as we're getting ready to … Continue reading Friday Five: June 3, 2011

Friday Five: May 27, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: I am currently in the middle of my last seminary paper--an exegetical study of Hebrews 3:1-6 (see why I saved it for last?). Let me tell you, I don't think I have ever had a more difficult time starting, working on, and finishing a paper. Call it senioritis if you want. … Continue reading Friday Five: May 27, 2011

Friday Five: May 20, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: I am SO blessed to have the most unlikely of soul friends in my life. This week, I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast and a couple hours of quality time with my dear friend Carolyn. Back in 2004, when Carolyn was in 6th grade,  I was her camp counselor. … Continue reading Friday Five: May 20, 2011

Friday Five: May 6, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: I graduate four weeks from tomorrow. I'm attempting to get all my academic work done in the next three weeks. I have my graduation interview next Thursday. This is really happening. I received a text message yesterday from a member of the church I will be serving starting in June--wanted … Continue reading Friday Five: May 6, 2011