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Is This How The Kardashians Feel When People Magazine Calls?

6 Aug

Check it out!

Above the fold!  I am insanely blessed.

Above The Fold

18 Jun

After the service this morning I saw the cemetery caretaker in his truck, so I walked over to say hi.  He had a smirk on his face and when I got the window I saw why …

He had today’s Sun Chronicle … 

One section back … 


I love that you can see the “New Beginnings” sign in the background.

Click here for the full article.

Thanks again, Laura!

All In The Family

18 Jun

Morning!  I think we are all just a wee bit sore after yesterday’s walking tour of Newport …

Guess what? A few weeks ago I was interviewed by a reporter from the Sun Chronicle, one of our local papers.  The article ran today!  You can read it here – or if you are in the area pick up a copy – I believe it’s on the front page of the religion section (Steve?).  I’ll get a copy today and scan it.

I don’t want to be hungry at the cemetery today, so I made egg sandwiches for breakfast.

The four of us (my mom, sister, Bruce and me) have already gone through a whole pot of coffee!  We’re currently making #2.

See you later!

Why I Love Small Towns

13 Mar

Back in December, I was furiously working to put the finishing touches on my Ministerial Profile.  In the UCC, the Ministerial Profile is the minister’s “resume” (for lack of a better word) that gets sent to churches that are searching for new pastors.  It’s not a simple document – mine was 19 pages!  It is full of my vocational history, statement on ministry, recommendations, salaries expected, background check, etc. etc.

One of the questions that took me the longest to answer was the question of where I would like to serve.  Small town?  City?  Urban?  Rural?  I could only choose one and I was having a really hard time choosing what I new in my heart I wanted.

Small town.

But seriously – what 26-year-old loves small town life?  Shouldn’t I crave a more urban life?  Walking everywhere and soaking up culture?  Seeing shows and popping in on blogger meet ups?


I don’t know what it is about small town life.  But I love it.  And I cannot wait to serve a church in it!

One of my church members sent me this article clipping this evening.  One of the perks of small town life?  Local newspapers that care about the small things like new pastors being called.

Is it April yet? 🙂


9 Mar

I love having friends that work for the newspaper!

Lynn (who took the picture I posted yesterday and wrote the article about my journey into ministry) just emailed me a clipping from this morning’s newspaper.  I think this photo encapsulates exactly what I said in my homily – the power of the resurrection can be found in a meal shared by friends.  AMEN!


In other news, I finished (for the most part) a project I’ve been working on for the past several weeks – labeling my posts!  Now you can search by labels (breakfast, recipes, photography tips, etc.) and get all of the content-specific posts about what you’re looking for with one click!

New bloggers – my advice to you is simple.  Label your posts from the very beginning.  It’s not fun to go back and do it.

I lie.  It’s a little fun.  It’s like watching home movies.


Bruce and I are heading back to St. Andrew’s for the Ash Wednesday service tonight!  I’m not presiding – just worshiping!

Extra! Extra! Read All About Me!

20 Dec

Good Day All!

(I would say good morning, but it’s almost noon!  I got a little bit of a late start this morning, but the good news is that I’m feeling much better today than yesterday!)

I have some ridiculously exciting news to share (no I’m not pregnant and no I didn’t get a job), so stick with me until the end!

My sister told me I needed to branch out from the PB Bagel (clearly she doesn’t know what she’s missing) so I made myself eggs today.  Two eggs fried with salt and pepper on dry WW toast.  And coffee.  Lots of coffee.


I’ve been pondering New Year’s resolutions for the last couple of weeks and I think one of mine this year will have to do with breakfast.  I really do think it’s the most important meal of the day, but I tend to fall into habits.  Perhaps trying one new breakfast a week?  Thoughts?


Okay – onto my exciting news!  A friend of ours, Lynn Worthington, is a correspondent for one of the local papers here (The Republican-American) and wrote a story about me and my journey towards ordination!  It was published in this morning’s paper …

That picture was taken during the Q&A at my Ecclesiastical Council.

I thought this was such a well-written article!  Lynn did an awesome job laying out the (often times extremely confusing) ordination process.  Thanks Lynn!

Alright, speaking of ordination.  I have a lot of work to do …

Have a great day!