from the previous post: I have to say that I know a few colleagues who pack themselves, who have very few people to help them in saying goodbye and hello. I may have just transferred the world’s smallest balance from one bank to another, but I tell you, I think I am the richest woman… Continue reading Credits

Home Sweet Home

Sorry for the delay-- had a little trouble finding the keyboard in the move, and I wasn't about to blog using the clicky-on-screen thing. ick. First of all, Sunday's farewell service was wonderful. The liturgy I found online (thank you, Mennonites!) was much better than that thing in the UM book of Worship, and then… Continue reading Home Sweet Home

Plane on tarmac, Guayaquil International Airport, Ecuador (8/11, 9:15 a.m.)

[the housing crisis nearing resolution, we return to the Ecuador journal posts] ( transcribed journal entry from 8/11/08, 9:15 a.m. ) Last night's program was pretty good. The drama the kids put on was much improved over last year (we could even hear them most of the time!)-- a cute story similar to Solomon's, where… Continue reading Plane on tarmac, Guayaquil International Airport, Ecuador (8/11, 9:15 a.m.)

I have the best friends in the world.

In a training program for new pastors (and anyone else who's interested) that my Conference offers called "Tending the Fire," we do this exercise where we examine our support network. How many people do we have in our network? How many are *not* church members or colleagues, so we can vent about work? How many… Continue reading I have the best friends in the world.