A Few Notes for Us All as I Start My Semi-Retirement!

A Few Notes for Us All as I Start My Semi-Retirement!

At our Community Meeting this past Sunday many important things were shared but I wanted to recap just a few of my comments for the sake of those who couldn’t be there. Since I will be working 25% of what I have in the past, ordinarily that means I will work one full...
Semi-retiring Makes Me Excited and Nervous!

Semi-retiring Makes Me Excited and Nervous!

I officially become a quarter-time employee in about 4 days when I semi-retire. I’m about to start doing a quarter-ass job around here. And yes, I’m both excited and nervous about it. I’m excited about the possibilities that open up for me to be more available...
Unbearable Beauty

Unbearable Beauty

“Bear one another’s burdens”, so says the Apostle Paul in Galatians 6:2. Just a few verses later in verse 5 he says that each of us will have to “bear our own load.” Some of the things that weigh us down are ours to carry alone, but there...
Blessed at both ends!

Blessed at both ends!

This past Tuesday was my last official staff meeting before I semi-retire in July to 25% time. Our team had so many beautiful words to bless me with as I make this transition. Part of what made their thoughtful words so meaningful to me is that it was clear they all...
I Googled Myself!

I Googled Myself!

I was wide-awake around bedtime Friday night so for the first time – I Googled myself! It was a weird mix of things; some were nice to read, some were weird and most were just informational, nothing very surprising. But pretty deep into the search pages, I came...