Links

My past week has been filled with thoughtful and impactful reads around the internet. Here's a few: Don't miss this 3-part series on rising from poverty in the Star Tribune. Powerful reflections on friendship and the end of life...which led me to beautiful writing collections on growing older. Parker Palmer's moving essay: On the Brink …

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What I’ve Been Reading and Watching (Sabbatical Style)

Here are a few recommendations for great books I've read and movies I've watched. Most of them tie into my sabbatical water theme from last summer (or I read them while on sabbatical). Sabbatical reads: Let Your Life Speak (Palmer): I read this in seminary and happened to re-read it during my silent retreat in …

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Kingdom

Last week, I: *strolled down the street from church on a sunny afternoon to bring communion toa former pastor of CTK who hasn't been able to make it to church lately. He admitted to me that growing older isn't easy, but he basks in gratitude for the life he's had. *bought the new Leslie Odom, …

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Back Home

I returned to my office at church on August 22, a little over a month ago, yet I'm still deep in personal adjustment and re-entry tasks. It's a jarring experience to jump into a regular work schedule after time away, especially when it was combined with a new job for my husband--which started a week …

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Fjord Adventures

We left Bergen on the 8am ferry heading east into the Sognefjord, the largest fjord in Norway. We enjoyed a 4-hour ride through increasingly high and craggy mountains with charming homes and villages dotting the shores. Photos do not do the landscape justice, and Tim kept saying, "There isn't a bad view in Norway!" I …

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