ALL the Way

There’s an old hymn that’s been on my mind lately and it’s especially fitting at this time.  It’s Thursday before moving weekend.  It’s been a week that has been filled with grief, anxiety and sadness.  It has been heart-wrenching to face my imminent departure from Kingsville and our family at Faith Reformed Church.  But it … More ALL the Way


The Sacred Ordinary

  As a minister, it was always my privilege to observe and honor the ordinary sacred moments in peoples’ lives. I got to conduct weddings and baptisms and funerals. I was usually near to hospitals for births and deaths. I got invited to birthday parties and anniversaries, if only as the one to offer the prayer before … More The Sacred Ordinary

A Foot in Two Places

One of the challenges in our season of transition is that I feel like I’m constantly pulled in two different directions.  I knew that this was going to be the practical reality for the first few months, but I think I underestimated the toll this would take on my heart.  On one hand Ken is … More A Foot in Two Places

Sight Unseen

We’ve been promising you the story of our getting a house for a while now, so here it finally is. There’s a lot of detail, but it turns out, contrary to the proverb, that’s not where the devil is at all. It’s rather where the hand of God is subtly but seriously at work. The … More Sight Unseen

A Hodge-Podge

We’re here!  Easter weekend is upon us, and with it our ordinary experiment begins. My emotions and thoughts are a jumbled mess – excitement, fear, hope, grief, deep joy, and deep sadness are intertwined.  We don’t really have time to process everything that has happened and is happening.  And somehow that mixture feels especially right … More A Hodge-Podge

On Apples and Trees

My dad was an electrician. He loved his trade because it wasn’t just grunt work, it was brain work. As a kid, I experienced first hand his curiosity, his intelligence, and his adaptability, and as many kids do, I wanted to be just like my dad. I remember going along with him to do side … More On Apples and Trees

Life after Death

Just after Easter (April 1st), Ken and I will embark on a new adventure.  We are NOT leaving pastoral ministry, we’re just going to do it differently for a while. What follows are the words Ken shared with our church family at Faith Reformed Church in Kingsville about how God has been at work in … More Life after Death