Notes from the Trail
observations, questions, and reflections
from a fellow traveler
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November 3, 2020
Notes from the Trail
When out hiking or backpacking, many people like to keep a notebook to record observations, keep track of wildlife observed, or simply record their thoughts and feelings. Such notes provide a helpful reference for future trips, and are sometimes shared with friends and family. That’s what I hope this blog will be. You see, as Spiritual Health Council and I sorted through the results of the recent pastoral evaluation, it seemed it might help me connect with some of you better if I were to begin sharing some of my thoughts and observations with all of you in this kind of personal “notebook.”
So here goes. A couple times every month – and maybe more – I will jot down some of my observations, questions, or reflections to share with you, my church family (via email and postal mail). I’d love to hear back from you if something I write strikes a chord with you, makes you think, or touches you on an emotional level.
I hope through these “notes from the trail” I can connect with a few more of you, because I really miss my church family. So I’ll do my best to share tidbits from my life every so often, and I hope some of you will follow my lead and share tidbits from your life as well – either with me, or with the whole congregation (through Nancy or me). And as we do so, may we see not just one another, but God at work within each other and within our congregation.
Happy hiking along The WAY,