Category Archives: Sabbatical

Reading During Sabbatical

I did a great deal of reading on sabbatical, much of it planned ┬ábut with some fun additions. Thanks to all of my reading partners out there: Mom and Dad, Trinity’s Monday Morning Study Group and Sunday Adult Forum, Treasure … Continue reading

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Redfish Lake and Wrapping Up

I returned from South Dakota two weeks ago. I have been doing the regular stuff of life–going to the eye doctor, getting my teeth cleaned, finally obtaining my Idaho Star Card (Federal REAL ID), going to the grocery store, and … Continue reading

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Music of Sabbatical

Storytelling was my intended theme for the 14-week sabbatical but, not surprising since so many stories are put to music, music became a secondary theme. I knew that Ireland would have amazing music, and for the record I was not … Continue reading

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Southern Black Hills

I spent the last two weeks recovering from a cold, taking my mom to her second cataract surgery, helping pack up the house as my parents prepare for the next chapter (AZ this winter and we are not sure about … Continue reading

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Adventures on P.E.I.

In her Anne of Green Gables books, Lucy Montgomery makes many references to the Presbyterian church and its ministers, so on our first morning on Prince Edward Island, P.E.I., we worshiped at St. James Presbyterian Church. Jennifer has a veterinarian … Continue reading

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Encounters at the Monastery

Sister Bernadette greeted me upon my arrival at the Spirit Center and made me feel so welcome. During the end of my time at the monastary, she and Sister Corrine spent about an hour with me, telling me about working … Continue reading

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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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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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