I thought I had an answer for the usual question, What are you going to do in retirement?
We planned to go to China as short-term Global Ministries Volunteers with Amity to help train English teachers in rural areas. COVID-19 changed that plan.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the truth of the New Testament: The church is not a building. When Paul talked about the church as God’s building, it was a metaphor like “God’s field” (I Corinthians 3:9). The churches met in people’s homes, by a river, in someone’s shop.
I spent time this winter going through 40 Boxes of my “archives” from our garage attic.
It’s time to downsize as we prepare to sell our house and build a new home without a basement or attic for storage.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” As we begin a new year, it has become clear that it is time for me to give the congregation my retirement date: June 1, 2020. My last Sunday with you will be Pentecost, May 31, 2020.
If you attended our Easter Sunrise Service, you may have noticed that the cuckoo clock in the dining room needed resurrection….
Where are you in the great debate?…
What’s your picture of the church? What image comes to your mind when you think of Christians?…
This 2019 General Assembly energized me more than other recent Disciples gatherings. It wasn’t because we met in Des Moines, although it wasn’t that bad after thunderstorms cooled off the heat wave….