Play!

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw I see this quote each time I go to my gym, and it makes me pause each and every time I read it. It helps me remember that “old” isn’t a number, it is a mindset....

How is it November already?!

There are a lot of challenges to life in the social media age, but one of the things I love is the month of November on Facebook. So many people on my friends list, Christian and non-Christian alike, take the 11th month to list 30 things they are thankful for. One per...

Marathon Monday Musing

Forgive the running related post… As an amateur runner, I tend to still be amazed that my body and my spirit let me do some of the things I’ve done. Yesterday I ran the Columbus Marathon, my 4th marathon. While my time was not my personal best, I had one goal: run to...

Growing Pumpkins

I attended a conference in Kansas a few weeks ago, and in the pre-conference continuing education seminars, I heard from Will Mancini. Appropriate for our entrance into fall, I heard him tell the story of a pumpkin… “A pumpkin farmer was strolling through her rows of...

Making Our Favorite New

You may have noticed that I’ve taken a few Mondays between posts. I’ve been traveling, some for work and some for vacation, and I’m looking forward to being home and falling back into my routine (and I plan on next week’s post being a more detailed account of...

Putting a Name with a Face

Funny Story: I have this uncanny way of being appointed to congregations who have just published their photo directory. For the years I’ve been in ministry, my family had not been seated for a directory photo session, nor did I have the privilege of being in the...