We're hardly overworked, but we had a very busy spring. I put a lot of time into preparing the summer conference last month, then Sunday School, preaching, meetings, etc. filled out time. The summer doesn't look quite as packed, so I am turning my attention to the future. I dispensed with a lot of office… Continue reading June 13, 2021 — Office and the Future
Ruth and I have spent the afternoon in our air-conditioned living room avoiding the 91° heat - a sharp contrast to last weekend's chill. This was a magnificent weekend! On Friday most of the Mid-Atlantic staff came to town and we had a wonderful evening together. Michael and Natasha Goodlin hosted us. Michael smoked the… Continue reading June 6, 2021 — Staff Retreat!
Well, it was a big weekend! Two weddings did not take most of my time last week, but they were the most engaging. Ruth and I attended a funeral for a long-time member of our church on Tuesday. Matt (our pastor) preached a wonderful sermon. The next day I drove to Lancaster and spent several… Continue reading June 2, 2021 — Weddings!
Two weeks ago was non-stop activity with a lot of teaching and interacting with students and campus ministers at our Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference. Last week was catching up on home and office work. I spent good part of one day updating our mailing list and sending receipts and an update to our donors. Matt (our… Continue reading May 23, 2021 — Catch-up
It was an amazing week! Our pastor, Matt Franchetti, preached from Ruth each evening, Oliver Pierce (IUP) organized the worship team, Nate Bower (Akron) produced sporting events, Calais (Intern at Penn State) took pictures, and campus ministers taught seminars. I wrote Bible studies and devotional guides, and taught three seminars. Peter Green (WVU) did all… Continue reading May 16, 2021 — Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference
We're here and we're exhausted! Ruth and I pulled into Doubling Gap Center near Carlisle, PA late this afternoon, and by now all but one minister and a couple of students have arrived. Last week was very good, but packed. I was grateful to finish Sunday's sermon on Wednesday. On Thursday I wrote the devotional… Continue reading May 9, 2021 — At Doubling Gap!
I finished the Bible studies for our summer conference! I am modestly satisfied with them, and I hope they will be helpful to the students next week. Then I moved on to devotional guides. The sermons will be from the book of Ruth, so I wrote Bible studies on Jesus' encounters with women in the… Continue reading May 2, 2021 — Countdown
Last week was vey productive -- it seemed more productive than some, partly because I was able to check some things off my to-do list. I (almost) finished the spring Sunday School lessons! The last one will be a wrap-up, and I decided it would be better to wait and write it the week before.… Continue reading April 25, 2021 — Progress!
I thought about titling this post "Spring Fever," but I didn't actually get outside to enjoy the warm, sunny spring weather. There wasn't much! I guess it was a good week to be stuck inside, although I was getting cabin fever by Friday. I thought I would finish all my spring quarter Sunday School lessons… Continue reading April 18, 2021 — Cooped up.
I was hoping to finish several Sunday School lessons last week. At least I finished the one I gave today! Last week was a post-Easter hodge-podge of activities. I had my weekly meeting with Matt at the church, several other meetings, and some house chores. The biggest job (aside from pondering the upcoming Sunday School… Continue reading April 11, 2021 — Working from home