Monday Musing – Seats and Stories

The blessing[1] of being an extrovert is the tendency to verbally process. A few weeks ago in worship after the Laos team shared a slideshow of their experiences, I stood and reminded us all, off the cuff, that a picture is just a snapshot and that behind every...

ALL of Us.

Growing up, our church bulletin listed the worship leaders each week. Next to the title “Pastor” was listed the name of the clergy person serving our congregation. Next to the title “Ministers” was the word: All. One of the reasons I am a United Methodist is our very...

Sharing Songs and Stories

Today I was immediately transported back to Camp Trinity on the outskirts of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where Mrs. M., Mrs. C., and many other faithful leaders led the Vacation Bible Schools for the years that I was young. I stood in the back of Linworth’s sanctuary and...

Monday Musing

“You never regret a completed workout.” Now… I’ve been pretty serious about my physical health for a while, I have never found the phrase above, meme-worthy as it is, to be wrong. There has not yet been a time that I haven’t been thankful that I at least did something...
Unpacking it All

Unpacking it All

Well, I think I’ve unpacked almost everything in my office that needs unpacking. What I haven’t unpacked yet, however, is all that resides in my heart. It is tremendously difficult to leave a congregation as pastor, and it is an incredible honor to be welcomed by...