Craig’s Blog

Living Into Our Calling

Living Into Our Calling

What is God’s calling on my life? How do I connect with, live into, and live out of that calling? When does the calling become more than a career...

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Piece-Making

Piece-Making

Thank you for all the emails, cards, text messages, and phone calls regarding the loss of my father-in-law Wayne Gamm. This reflection is dedicated...

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Leaning Into the Future

Leaning Into the Future

My brother is a professional musician, and every now and then, he turns me on to something that makes my mind go in several directions. Last week he...

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Let’s Have a Conversation

Let’s Have a Conversation

We are living in complicated times. We are learning from the wars in Ukraine, Gaza, and Sudan that we are globally connected. What happens halfway...

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A Peek into 2024

A Peek into 2024

Can you believe it’s November already? The year seems to have gone by in a flash! Each year I watch the film It’s a Wonderful Life. I can say almost...

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Moving Beyond Hate

Moving Beyond Hate

One of the many learnings from COVID that the church can apply to its life, ministry, and mission is to respond quickly to events. The presbytery is...

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Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

I spent a wonderful time at the minister’s retreat this past Sunday and Monday. There was time for listening and learning, plenty of meals and food,...

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Taking the Side of Peace

Taking the Side of Peace

Our country and the world are experiencing a great upheaval this week because of the Hamas strike against Israel. Although the conflict between...

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The Value of Redundancy

The Value of Redundancy

This past week I was in Long Beach, CA. While there I went on a tour of the RMS Queen Mary. This cruise ship was active and sailing the Atlantic...

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Enough

Enough

In the book, Quietly Courageous, Gil Rendle tells this story: “There were two writers who were attending a party together that was hosted by a...

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