Must Have Done Something Good

Must Have Done Something Good

It felt as though we got home late today. It was, in all reality, about 5:45 but dark. I picked the boys up just a little bit late. Cooper seemed tired. He and Aiden have been fighting some version of a virus this week and I just think he’s a little tired from it all. We pulled in the driveway and I let Aiden down in the yard outside the car, knowing that he wouldn’t wander. I got Cooper out. He just seemed tired. He’s never...

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Missing Worship, Sick Kid, and a Carpenter

Missing Worship, Sick Kid, and a Carpenter

I’m currently sitting on my couch in Lone Oak while a very capable carpenter bangs on a door frame literally over my shoulder. He’s fixing one of 5 doors in┬áthe┬áhouse that need repair. Remember last week? Well, he’s here fixing all the doors that won’t close, all the knobs that won’t turn, and all the locks that aren’t appropriate for someone who’s the product of a house fire to have in her house. Aiden...

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One Year

One Year

Every day I stand surprised that this fiery little beast of a child is already a year old. The last year has been a busy blur and I can’t believe he’s adjusted so well to all the change. Aiden is one. He’s walking. He thinks he’s talking. He tries to sing along with Cooper. He eats everything he can get his little hands on (including play dough). He sleeps like a champ. He wants to snuggle all the time. He’s a...

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This is how we do it.

This is how we do it.

Ok, I’ve got a plan. There was an amazing parishioner at my last charge. She was a self-starter in pastoral care, though it’s likely she doesn’t know that. Self-starters are amazing. They’re the life source of a functional church (you know…..other than God). Pastors love, love, love them and need them. Churches need them too. Sometimes they don’t know that. I loved this woman very much and still do....

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