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.
There are a couple questions I hear pretty frequently. The first one is what do you do with all of your time? The assumption being that a pastor’s workweek is generally unaccounted for and completely unsupervised so people get curious.
I recently got into Ruth Soukup's podcast and loved her episode on accountability and creating truth clubs, which immediately made me think of S. and L. who have comprised of my truth club for the last five years. I shared in "Making Friends as Adults" that the best advice I have received on making friends as adults is to "do what you love and there, you will find who you love."
I am unlike most of my friends in my age range. They have longings to travel, to live in different parts of the world, to live miles away from family and friends. These cosmopolitan friends of mine speak several languages and teach their children to do the same.
Occasionally, I hear enviable descriptions of preternaturally easy, harmonious and conflict-free marriages. Part of me can’t help but be a bit suspicious of such accounts, wondering if they are selective or curated images.