A Sabbatical Summary

Today, after 12 weeks of rest, renewal and learning, I return to the office. I loved these 12 weeks. They were a wonderful opportunity and a gift. At the same time, I’m glad to be back to Trinity. I’ve missed the people and the work. I wrote a summary of my sabbatical experience for the … More A Sabbatical Summary

The View from the Balcony

Dear friends, On May 23, I will begin a 12-week sabbatical.  The focus of my sabbatical time away will be renewal, and study. Sabbaticals are a common practice in the world of higher education and in ministry.  In fact, the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, highly recommends sabbaticals for its rostered leaders … More The View from the Balcony

Watching for New

Our home backs up to a wooded area.  Every spring, I try to pay attention to the trees, plants and other growing things coming back to life.  I go out and look at the buds on the trees.  Because it seems like we go from bare branches to small, green leaves overnight.  And I want to “notice” when the … More Watching for New