A Couple More Thoughts on Expectations

A couple days ago I wrote about problems with expectations. While expectations can cause us a lot of problems, at the same time we should have expectations. We go on vacation because we expect that we’ll have fun…connect with our family…etc. I was...

Random Stuff In My Head

I guess I’ve been a bit obsessed with the house hunt recently (ya think?). Thought I’d take a few minutes to share some other things going on with our transition to Ireland. In no specific order: Méabh hates Mozart: Last week Liz mentioned that she has...

Why I Love Trumansburg…

Last night at dinner a friend asked me, “okay, so you don’t like living in Trumansburg, tell me something you do like about it.” I blanked. I couldn’t think of anything. I believe living with a deep sense of gratitude is important…and it...

Monday Morning Meanderings

Adjusting to a New Reality While I am officially on vacation (and will be until the end of June), this clearly feels different. Usually Saturday night I review my message for Sunday…not this week. On Monday I get up thinking about the week ahead, and while...

Pick One Word to Describe Yourself

If you had to pick one word to describe yourself what would it be? Is it the same one your spouse would pick? Your kids? People at work? Or are you too scared to ask? Here’s an interesting question…”What would Google say?” Are you familiar with...

A Couple Thoughts on Transformation

What is our goal? Whether we are talking about our Sunday service, our kinships, or really anything we do as a church, when we get to the question of, “what are we hoping to see happen out of this?” it always comes down to transformation. Will what we do,...