Last week we wrapped up the residual affairs with RUF and began discussing our next adventure. Throughout the week I continued to field phone calls and emails from friends and associates. Wednesday evening I met with the elders of our church to discuss a ministry proposal. Thursday we had another snow storm, so more hours… Continue reading February 21, 2021 — An End and a Beginning
We didn't get snow every day last week. But we did have more snow to shovel thoughout the week, and temperatures in the 20s which meant it didn't melt. The week was also puctuated by discussions on our transition from RUF to something else. I think that will be all wrapped up by tomorrow. Accompanying… Continue reading February 14, 2021 — Sermon and Office
I'm a prophet! As I predicted last Sunday, we spent a lot of time shoveling snow last week. The snow started Sunday afternoon and continued until Monday night for a total of about 30 inches. I spent much of Tuesday shoveling, half of Thursday, and some every other day. Today we received another several inches,… Continue reading February 7, 2021 — Snow!
Most of last week was taken up with administrative tasks. Every time I sat down to do something a new administrative issue appeared, so I spent a lot of time working on those last week. Administrative tasks are tedious, but the payoff is that when properly settled, they save a lot of time in the… Continue reading January 31, 2021 — Onward!
Welcome to my new website! I will continue my weekly report here as before. Last Tuesday I was abruptly dismissed from RUF. There is no scandal. RUF is not saying much, but apparently they want to move in a different direction and they do not think I fit in their new plans. Everyone is in… Continue reading January 24, 2021 — Shocking Change
I did it. Except for a few details, my spring schedule is in place. This week I need to book hotels everywhere. Universities still have not resumed. Most in our area resume this week, but some not until February. I try not to visit campus ministers in the first two weeks of a semester as… Continue reading January 17, 2021 — In the Office
Christmas is over, Epiphany is past, and we're back to work. My calendar indicates we took our annual post-Christmas vacation last week. We decided it was ill-advised to travel anywhere, and instead planned to spend the week cleaning out Ruth's mother's house next door. This was a partial success, interrupted by our own chores and… Continue reading January 10, 2021 — Back to Work in Bethlehem