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I am just beginning to explore blogging and how I can document the meaningful spaces and places in my life. Please be patient while I play with these new tools!

I hope to introduce you to my God, my world, my family, my various contexts, and the things I find meaningful within each of these spaces.

son Jackson – Me – husband Brett

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

Jesus (John 14:27 NRSV)
  • My First Blog Post

    October 22, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

  • Ordination

    December 31, 2019 by

    Ordination may mean different things within different settings and it might even mean different things for different people in similar settings. As a part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), I began the process to become an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in 2014. This is an ongoing process of discernment, study,… Read more

  • Digital Practices

    December 5, 2019 by

    I am reflecting on one of the first metaphors used in my Luther Seminary class (Proactive Ministry in Media Culture with Mary Hess) to tell a digital story. Like a diet, I am convinced that media is extremely useful in moderation.  Media should not, and cannot, replace in-person communication. And, media can be useful to… Read more

  • Psalm 8 imagined

    November 8, 2019 by

    I created this clip as a project using Animoto. This is an attempt to retell Psalm 8 with new images and sound that might evoke new meaning. It might surprise you! Maybe this will be a new ritual to illustrate Scripture periodically. I has helped me to re-imagine meaning and purpose of this text.

  • New Daily Ritual

    October 30, 2019 by

    Since our son Jackson left home to go to college, it is my job to walk our dog, Smokey, each day. Smokey has a routine of walking in the mornings before school and in the evenings before bed. As I encouraged myself that it would be good for me, too, I quickly tried to find… Read more

  • Get to know me

    October 22, 2019 by

    Child of God – Daughter – Wife – Mother – Sister – Friend “Love one another” is a command I am committed to living and sharing in relationships and in the rituals that are established from relationships in our lives. Why do this? Relationships can be birthed by nature (born into them or married into… Read more

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