Last week was a more typical summer conference week for me. I spent the mornings working at my desk and afternoons visiting with people on the beach. I met with the campus ministers I supervise who are here. Ruth and I took Nate and Naomi Bower to dinner one night, and on the night all… Continue reading May 19, 2019 — SuCo Week 2, etc.
It's quiet here. The ministers and interns are in a staff meeting and the wives and children are at the beach. Week 1 is over, and by dinner time over 1,000 students will have arrived for week 2 of RUF's Summer Conference. Last week was wonderful. It was sunny every day. Hunter Bailey preached each… Continue reading May 13, 2019 — SuCo Week 1
Don't you think that gardening is an appropriate activity for ministers? Adam was a gardener, Noah was a vinter, and Mary met Jesus in the garden after His resurrection. This week I had three ministry events. I met with the local pastors in our presbytery, I spent most of an afternoon with Kristy Hard, my… Continue reading May 5, 2019 — Gardening!
This has been a full, but satisfying week. I intended to head to Maryland on Monday, but when I heard that Peter's family was staying a few days past Easter, I decided to delay my departure one day. We had a pleasant morning with Peter's children at the park on Monday. I set out Tuesday… Continue reading April 26, 2019 — Maryland Plus
Christ is Risen! Alleluia! I hope you are having a blessed Easter holiday! Daniel, Ginny, and Victoria arrived Friday afternoon, followed a short while later by Peter, Megan, Eli, Amelia, and Isaac. Benjamin arrived that night. We've had a wonderful weekend with a house packed full of adults and toddlers. Daniel's family and Benjamin left… Continue reading April 22, 2019 — Christ is Risen!
Last Sunday was a delightful day with no responsibilities. I worshiped at Christ the Redeemer church in Portland, Maine, and heard a solid sermon from David Richter, guest preacher. Afterward Sean Roberts, pastor of the church, invited me to join his and David's families at lunch. After lunch I parted ways and went in search… Continue reading April 14, 2019 — Connecticut and Vermont
I am so glad I did not wait until Tuesday morning to set off for my New England trip! I had decided to go part way Monday evening, and it took a good bit longer than it should have. Tuesday morning I drove the rest of the way to Newton, MA for lunch with a… Continue reading April 6, 2019 — New England, Part 1