Today was our shortest travel day so far, but it was our most beautiful as well. I haven’t spent a lot of time in southern Oregon, so I’m guessing at the names of some of the things I pictured below. If anyone can correct me, let me know!Continue reading
Category Archives: Church
From Las Vegas, NV
Last time, I left you with an image of our pantry and food all over the floor. Mark worked hard to rebuild it.Continue reading
Good Friday sermon
When I got my quickie ordination in December so that I could marry Serenity and Jose, I told my pastor that I felt like I was finally getting to use my Pastoral Ministries degree. It was the first time he had heard what my bachelor’s degree is in. He asked if I’d like to make my ordination real and I said yes. That’s a whole process that will probably take me until next year to complete.Continue reading
Mark and I just got back from watching Jesus Revolution at the theater. Talk about a flashback! I’ve been talking with a young neighbor of ours about what it was like in the “Old Days”…Continue reading
Yesterday morning, while I was at work, Serenity texted me and said that Jose’s father in El Salvador had just passed. They knew he was dying of cancer, so it wasn’t exactly a surprise, but you’re never really prepared for something like that. It was because his father was dying that Serenity and Jose pushed their wedding date up to December. I picked up some flowers after work and took them over to Jose, and Mark had just gone into their trailer to give Jose his condolences. Jose showed us videos that his nephew has been taking of the funeral.Continue reading
God bless us, every one!
Finally using my degree!
Most of you probably aren’t aware of this, but I got my BA in Pastoral Ministry at Marylhurst University in Oregon in 1990. I had hoped to become a pastoral counselor, but I went on for a Master’s in Art Therapy and dropped out just before I was supposed to do my practicum. Anyway, the closest I ever came to using my Pastoral Ministries degree was to be an interim church secretary for a year. When the regular secretary came back, I couldn’t even find another job like that.Continue reading
Decorating the church
Some of us stayed after church today to decorate it for Christmas. They fed us pizza!Continue reading
From Tucson; sorry for the delay!
We did manage to arrive in Tucson on Saturday afternoon. I was so excited to be getting close, I took lots of pictures and had to sort through them all yesterday, so I’m finally ready to report on what has been happening in the last few days!Continue reading
A beautiful day in the neighborhood!
Mark is down in the Green Bay area for a BACA meeting today, so I’ve just been enjoying the day at a leisurely pace!Continue reading