Not Working from Anywhere

Not Working from Anywhere

Henry and I took another summer road trip this year. This journey included a weeklong jaunt across the country, followed by a month in New England and New York. We visited family and friends. We attended a graduation and Henry performed a baptism. We explored more...

Laetare Sunday

Have you heard of Laetare Sunday? Until recently, I had not. It turns out to be the Sunday halfway through Lent, when devout Christians were historically given a break from their austere Lenten disciplines. Laetare means “rejoice” in Latin and refers to the opening...

On Pinching Time Instead of Pennies

This past week I’ve struggled in various ways with how I spend my time. I’ve had a lot of client work lately, which is both a blessing and a challenge. It’s left me with a lot less time and energy to work on my personal goals for my current and future ministries. I...

Blurring the Boundaries of Work

In the past few weeks I’ve taken on a number of photojournalist assignments, in part because the editor of the Grant County Beat is taking some time out of town, and needed me to cover more events. In a couple of cases, however, Henry and I have decided to go to an...

What is a Weed?

Our much-coveted rain brings with it lots of new growth—especially in the desert. The dry, barren dirt field that was our back yard is now knee-high with grasses and weeds of various sorts. It’s a startling transformation, perhaps because it is so unexpected. I had a...