Activities For New Year’s Eve

When we had the idea of throwing a small gathering at our house for New Year’s Eve, we did the initial planning around food and drinks, the traditional (for us) stuff: pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, etc. But not one to want to do just the expected things, I talked to Emily about coming up withContinue reading “Activities For New Year’s Eve”

Are You Ready to Do Your Annual Review? Here Are Some Tips and Resources

As we round out the end of 2019 and the last of this decade, there’s no better time than now to reflect on the past and think about goals and priorities you want to have for the coming year(s). When I think about the connection between work and productivity and my spiritual practice, setting timeContinue reading “Are You Ready to Do Your Annual Review? Here Are Some Tips and Resources”

2019 – Year in Photos

Photo Descriptions From Left to Right, Top to Bottom Living in Greensboro means that we are closer to family and we get to see cousins a lot more. This year we got to celebrate Halloween with my sister Steffanie’s family. Went to Philadelphia a couple times this year, a highlight for me was being atContinue reading “2019 – Year in Photos”

‘I Am Continually With You’ : A Review of L. Callid Keefe-Perry’s “Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer”

I really enjoyed reading and learning from Callid Keefe-Perry’s new book, “Way to Water.” A photo posted by C. Wess Daniels (@cwessd) on Feb 28, 2015 at 7:41am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Church services are poetry from beginning to end; they just are poetry. …Religion is serious poetry — which is not to say religion cannot beContinue reading “‘I Am Continually With You’ : A Review of L. Callid Keefe-Perry’s “Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer””

Review: Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling and Community by Leah Kostamo

If he wantonly crushes ants for the fun of it, odds are he won’t be too concerned about the suffering and demise of larger species, including, studies have show, his own. – Leah Kostamo I just finished the book “Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling and Community,” published by Cascade Books. What initially caught myContinue reading “Review: Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling and Community by Leah Kostamo”

OMG! A film on GMOs: Review of “GMO OMG”

Monday evening, I had the opportunity to watch Jeremy Seifert’s new film GMO OMG. Jeremy and his family hold a special place in my heart because of our friendship that developed while he and I were in school together at Fuller Seminary. During the time that we were a part of a small group weContinue reading “OMG! A film on GMOs: Review of “GMO OMG””

The Moleskine of calendars @NeuYear (Review and 40% Discount)

I am a big fan of Moleskine – and Moleskine-like – notebooks. High-quality “analog” ways of note-taking, planning and sketching are where it is at for me. So you can imagine my delight when I learned about Jesse Philips NeuYear Calendars. After receiving mine for review I can say it truly is as she saidContinue reading “The Moleskine of calendars @NeuYear (Review and 40% Discount)”

Review: All Labor Has Dignity – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The book, All Labor Has Dignity,” is a collection of Martin Luther King, Jr’s speeches edited by Michael Honey, a scholar of labor and African-American history. There are a number of speeches/sermons that have never been put into print before that Honey was able to track down and include. At the beginning of each speechContinue reading “Review: All Labor Has Dignity – Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Practicing Discernment Together as a Church

About a month ago we began a Wednesday evening meeting at Camas Friends (the Quaker meeting I pastor). The goal of these meetings are to build our friendships with each other (so we eat together before the class begins), as well as add to our being a learning community. The first book we decided toContinue reading “Practicing Discernment Together as a Church”