Saturday, March 26, 2011

A few weeks ago - in Decatur, GA

A few weeks ago I had privilege of starting a new journey with a great group of friends.

For the next year, we're going to try what seems impossible for me - to "stop!" working in order to Sabbath!  We will also study and serve together.

A great group to be with.  We are tracking our shared thoughts at

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gardening in 2011

I don't get my own garden this year.

My first year in several years to be without a garden.

I'll be in some personal travel at the end of May - and then overseas in Bangkok, Thailand for June, July and August.  

No point in planting what I can't harvest - and my family is not yet that "into" gardening that they'll do it without me.

I'll miss my fresh tomatoes for sure.  No fresh BLT's while overseas!  I love a fresh, thick, BLT!  Yum!  And with fresh tomatoes and lettuce from the garden - yum!

Alas.  Was reminded today as I loaned my rototiller to someone else.  At least I get to help others get dirty in the stuff of creation!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scholarly Work and Super Friendships

Early in March I had opportunity to participate in several great events with numerous friends - by virtue of attendance at the Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting and the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies - both in Dallas on the same weekend - with an overlap of a day - but made for easy attendance at each!

In addition to numerous great meals and other great conversations throughout each day with numerous persons - it was particularly fun to co-present with a colleague from Azusa Pacific College - and a colleague from DUKE.  Thanks T. Scott Daniels and (Jeffrey) Logan Kruck.

My wife pointed out that too many of my shirts look the same.  She's right.  At first glance it looks like all these pictures were taken the same day - instead of consecutive days.  I guess I'm good at finding the same basic style at Goodwill/Salvation Army/Thrift stores from around my other travels.  ha!