Ruminations: Salsa

Ruminations: Salsa

Salsa The condiment, not the dance. I read recently that salsa is more popular than ketchup. Or catsup, if you prefer. And I immediately became curious about what kind of ... Read More
Shared Ministry

Shared Ministry

Congregations often have a Committee on Ministry. Specifics vary as to how this kind of committee might engage with the rest of the congregation. A model that is yielding meaningful ... Read More
Ruminations: Umbrella

Ruminations: Umbrella

Umbrella I knew it was going to rain. I trusted the weather forecast. I could see the rainclouds in the sky. I could even smell it in the air. Rain ... Read More
Ruminations: Belonging

Ruminations: Belonging

Belonging For the month of September, our theme is Belonging. We’ll begin this theme with our Ingathering/Water Ceremony on September 11, followed by a Ministry Fair in the Fellowship Hall ... Read More
Ruminations: Bullseye

Ruminations: Bullseye

Even if you aren’t an archer, you probably know what a bullseye is. It’s that little circle in the very center of a target that scores the highest points. The ... Read More
Ruminations: Asterisk

Ruminations: Asterisk

I sent a text message the other day. Many of us do this dozens (if not hundreds) of times every day. Except that when I glanced back at the message ... Read More
Ruminations: Shared Ministry

Ruminations: Shared Ministry

Congregations often have a Committee on Ministry. Specifics vary as to how this kind of committee might engage with the rest of the congregation. A model that is yielding meaningful ... Read More
Ruminations: Sunburn

Ruminations: Sunburn

We took a daytrip to Presque Isle a couple of weeks ago. It was a lovely, relaxing day, but I brought home an unpleasant souvenir: sunburned shoulders. I had been ... Read More
Ruminations: Cancellation

Ruminations: Cancellation

We had painstakingly found a time when we could all get together. It was quite a challenge. This particular group of friends seemed to have the busiest schedules, and none ... Read More
Ruminations: Fight

Ruminations: Fight

As I’ve been digesting Valarie Kaur’s See No Stranger this summer, I’ve been wrestling with a word. With a concept, really. The concept of fighting. I tend to avoid violent ... Read More