Monthly Archives: July 2012

Curious about “mega churches”: Cherry Hills Community Church

 Sunday #4 – July 22, 2012 In the car on the way to church, I hold back tears. I am sad, I don’t like change. I just want to go home (to OUR church).  “Why, God? Why do we have … Continue reading

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Choosing where to Worship

 I’ve been asked if we are going to find another church for this year. No, we have no intention of finding ‘another church’. Just one would never do. We intend to flit here and there and keep going until our … Continue reading

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Retirement from Richard’s Point of View

Like countless men and women before me I am coping with retirement – or dealing with it, or coming to grips with it, or adjusting to it.  I’m not really sure.  It’s new country to me.  After 46 years, working … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky or “The Temple of the Broadmoor”

Sunday #3 – July 15, 2012      Last night we couldn’t decide where to go to church, one was too far, another had a guest preacher, and the other didn’t feel right – not yet. To make a decision felt … Continue reading

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The Calling

July 8, 2012. We are having a simple lunch when the conversation lags and I ask Richard: “So, honey, how are you doing?”  “Not too well.” I can only understand through empathy, and that is not much help. This is … Continue reading

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3. Trinity United Methodist Church

Denver, Colorado. July 8, 2012 I remember the first time Richard took me to see Trinity, the downtown ‘tall steeple’, Methodist church. Maybe by that introduction my expectations were built too high. Maybe because it was a weekday and we … Continue reading

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2. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe

Sunday, July 1, 5:15pm We (I) decided that we should also attend services at the Cathedral Church, there was a 5:15pm service so we would have time to see the Sacred Arts exhibit at the Museum before going to church again. When … Continue reading

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1. St. John’s United Methodist Church, Santa Fe

Sunday, July 1st .  A few impressions. In the Opening Prayer,  the minister Reverend Greg Kennedy, prays: “Oh God, you are with us in silence and mystery…” There was a guest singer from the Santa Fe Opera, Zachary Nelson. His voice … Continue reading

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Santa Fe & Taos – Retreat! Retreat!

To keep from pathetically staring at one another wondering what to do with ourselves with this new way of life for Richard called ‘retirement’, we decided a road trip was needed and headed to Santa Fe and Taos.   Richard captures … Continue reading

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First Sunday On Our Own

It is odd. To sleep in, to be here and not there, to have no scheduled commitment or expectations. It is odd. We can definitely feel it – we are no longer bound to our church. We know that we’ll … Continue reading

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