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
Last Monday all the Mid-Atlantic staff converged on Newark, Delaware for our spring staff meeting. Those from Pittsburgh and Ohio spent Sunday night part way and finished the trip Monday morning. We had a grand time! We worshiped, Nate and Michael led an engaging discussion of a book they'd read, we prayed for each other,… Continue reading April 1, 2019 — Heading West
There is so much going on in Maryland that I can't visit everyone during my trip to see Chris Garriott at the University of Maryland - so I added a week for an assortment of meetings. The week began by meeting a pastor and his wife to discuss the church we hope to start in… Continue reading March 24, 2019 — Maryland and Delaware