Tag: LENT 2015

April 4 2015

April 4, 2015 Looks like we made it! In some ways this year’s Lent season has felt more like the preparation of birth of Advent that it has been the wandering in the desert of Lent. Not only did this season include the[…]

April 3 2015

April 3, 2015 While “favorite” seems to be an odd way to describe my connection to Good Friday – the day we remember the death of Jesus, the Christ – it is certainly the moment in the church year that[…]

April 2 2015

April 2, 2015 Children are not robots. It would be easier if they were. Today was one of those days that we were reminded that each of our three girls is different. This seems obvious, but I think the hardest[…]

April 1 2015

April 1, 2015 You sit on a throne of lies! – Buddy the Elf. Today was April Fool’s Day and while I generally don’t participate, this week I shared a post from 2009 by Mark Smith that I have shared[…]

March 31 2015

March 31, 2015 The journey of “lasts” has begun. Today we left for a quick couple of days since all three girls are on spring break — our last spring break where we will have all three girls together. Next[…]

March 30 2015

March 30, 2015 Decisions have been made. The stress in our home over the past few weeks due to high school and college decisions has been palpable. While we continue to be thankful that our daughters have some very good options[…]

March 28 2015

March 28, 2015 I love people who love the church. Not that I do not love people who do not love the church, but there is something really moving about folks who, for whatever reason, find a deep personal, spiritual[…]

March 27 2015

March 27, 2015 Why is the world so caught up on being busy productive? Yes, a rhetorical question, but still it seems that we – and by “we” I mean “I” – do everything we can to make sure that[…]

March 26 2015

March 26, 2015 College admissions is a crap shoot. We’ve known this all along, we’ve repeated it over and over, and now we are experiencing it. Our Eldest daughter has been accepted, not accepted and, wait-listed and, just like everyone[…]

March 25 2015

March 25, 2015 Found myself getting a little weepy today. Fr those who know me, you know this is not a rare occurrence nor a reaction that is a difficult one to elicit from me. Still, with every passing day[…]

March 24 2015

March 24, 2015 Got gold star today. Well, it was a metaphorical gold star, but a gold star nonetheless. About two months ago, I had a routine blood test and some of my numbers were a bit high: cholesterol, triglycerides[…]

March 23 2015

March 23, 2015 Today I made my way over to my seminary alma mater, San Francisco Theological Seminary. I was asked to speak with a group of student about the ever-illusive topic of  “church in the 21st century” which was[…]

March 21 2015

March 21, 2015 “To love another person is to see the face of God.” The lyrics to the climax of Les Miserables and a line, when sung well, gives me the feels every time. This evening we had the pleasure[…]

March 20 2015

March 20, 2015 4:00 am is an ungodly time to wake up. In order to make it home in time to see the girls’ track meet, I hopped on a place that required me to request a 4:00 am wake-up[…]

March 19 2015
The Twenty-sixth Day of Lent

March 19, 2015 Cue: Friends and friends forever . . . * Over the past few days while attending a couple of conference in Chicago, Next Church and Progressive Youth Ministry, I had dinner with a few friends whom I[…]

March 18 2015

March 18, 2015 Every once in a while, it’s nice to be loved. Today I did an ignite presentation at the Next Church Conference in Chicago. Without going into any huge analysis of the conference, ignite, presentations, or other disclaimers[…]

March 17 2015

March 17, 2015 Today my church, the Presbyterian Church (USA) crossed the threshold needed to approve a change in our constitution from between one man and one woman, to between two people thus embracing marriage equality. Now I am not[…]

March 16 2015

March 16, 2015 What’s the saying, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”? Well today’s was one of those. After dropping the girls off at school at sat down in my local cafe and before knew it, three[…]

March 14 2015

March 14, 2015 Disappointment hurts. Everyone yearns to be wanted, accepted, and appreciated. We all express these needs is different ways at different times, but no matter the situation, to be rejected never feels good. School acceptance season, does not[…]

March 13 2015

March 13, 2015 Possible upcoming blog posts: Tales of a reluctant private school family Still in public school . . . sort of Well, we weren’t expecting THAT Today and tomorrow we will be receiving high school notifications: public school[…]

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