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Silence Helps

We had a sabbath of silence at the Monastery of St Gertrude’s Aug. 24-25. I experienced a great deal of silence during my time here and I cherished it. Silence helps me hear the deer in the woods before she … Continue reading

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Psalms, Benedict, Sisters

The amazing sisters of St Gertrude’s deserve a beautifully written article. This blog post will be longer than others I have written this summer, perhaps only semi-coherent, but hopefully readable. Now that I have lowered your expectations, let me begin. … Continue reading

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Time at the Monastery

I am so glad I decided on three weeks at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. I have been here almost a week and I feel like I am just settling in. Crazy coincidence, when I arrived, another woman pastor, also … Continue reading

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Friendship, Church, Idaho

One thing I wanted to do on sabbatical was explore some parts of my home region. When our sabbatical task force first put together the calendar we never dreamed that I would get to do the exploring with friends from … Continue reading

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Big Wonderful Sunday

A friend texted this morning, “So what do you do on a Sunday of sabbatical?” I got to attend a goodbye party for a friend and colleague. Marni and I met the first time I taught the Enneagram Journey, about … Continue reading

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Re-entry, Friends, History

I predicted that the sabbatical would really hit me when I woke up after returning from Ireland and did not have to go back to work. I was right. The last week and half has been weird while also being … Continue reading

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Musings after the Ireland Trip

I have so many things to write about after my trip to Ireland with my friend Joy (July 5-23). It was a great decision to not take my laptop and to only post photos and captions in my blog. These … Continue reading

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