Archive for August 2011

Spiritual but not religious

I find this meditation on the whole “spiritual but not religious”  thing by Lillian Daniels to be true, but also a bit harsh. (And, I would like to add as a disclaimer that Rev. Daniels serves a church not too far from me, so partly just in case I ever run into her: from everything [...]

Book Boxes

I started packing the books this afternoon. There are (probably quite literally, but I am afraid to count) hundreds of other things on my to-do list, and with a week left, I wonder if I have no business squandering time when my brain is functional to pack books. I should probably wait until next week [...]

The Almost Completed Move

Late last fall, I told my current congregation that I would be leaving at the end of August. Erik and I had decided that we could handle 2 kids and 2 jobs, but not if one of those jobs involved a long commute (that would be Erik’s job with its close to three hours of [...]

Six Months

Abram is six months old today. He and I celebrated this morning by…going out to a cafe where he was supposed to take a nap and I was supposed to write a sermon. Instead, he rolled around on the floor by my feet while I got partway through the writing. This (and a pastor-friend’s comment [...]