Tuesday, September 11, 2018

An Invitation to Silence

Many members of clergy I know are Type-A go-getters. They are energetic, enthusiastic, and somehow manage a multitude of tasks with ease. I also know many who are introverts. They also exert great energy with enthusiasm, but in calculated moments and in spurts for emergencies. The difference between the two is the extroverts end the day with a cookout while the introverts cuddle with good books. What both types have in common is an essential need, opportunities to recharge.

My clergy friends, you are invited to the Gathering of Silence at Crossroads Camp and Conference Center October 8-11, 2018. Please continue reading to find out what makes retreats so valuable!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Discernment From Above, Literally

Years ago when I was the Program Director and on-air personality for WQKT in Wooster, Ohio, I had the honor and misfortune of providing live coverage of our July 4th town festivities. This was huge. There were bands, activities for adults and children, and, of course, the large fireworks show. But this particular year we had an extra-special attraction - skydivers! As a person attending the event, that sounded awesome. As a broadcasting representative of a primary sponsor of the event, it was a nightmare.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sharing Silence

As I approached the chapel, I knew it was already occupied. The wooden block had been moved and I feared my quiet time could be in jeopardy. Someone beat me to it.