My mom gave me the best piece of advice on the first day she and my dad dropped me off at college. I had been looking forward to this day for years. I went on a dozen college tours in high school (on my own accord, not my parents’).
Decision-making is one of my great interests. I even teach an online class on it here. Not surprisingly, the reason why I got into this was because I myself struggled with making decisions and I really, really wanted to make the right ones.
A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being on The Broads Way Show podcast. The podcast’s awesome hosts, Michelle Zunter and Grace Collins, had really insightful questions for me about my featured piece on Medium, “What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most,” how I became a minister and what Progressive Christianity is. You can go here to listen to the show.
We have a unique tradition at this church that I’ve never seen before and it’s a unique tradition I have come to love. Many years ago, one of the ministers implemented a season of gratitude that takes place right before Advent.
I am very drawn to the notion of home. Sometimes, it’s a physical location like a hometown but mostly, it’s a feeling of comfort, being known and community. I even love images that evoke a strong sense of home (like the one I found above).
I didn’t get my first cell phone until I was 21. This was partly a function of timing; it was 2001, I had just graduated from college, I didn’t have a lot of money and cell phones were not nearly as ubiquitous as they are now. Still, I was one of the last of my peers to buy one.
I mentioned in my previous post that part of our vacation included going to rural Massachusetts for my sister-in-law’s wedding, which I had the pleasure and honor of officiating. Below is the wedding sermon I wrote for that service.
We got back from our 9 day vacation yesterday and I'm still reliving the amazing memories from it. Neither my husband nor I took many photos because we were committed to just being present this entire trip instead of looking on our iPhones or laptops as we do frequently in our normal day-to-day lives. That said though, here are some.