Author Archives: Dave

Carolyn has a loom!

Carolyn got a weaving loom for Christmas, and it was finally warm enough to finish it outdoors this weekend. It’s all assembled and sitting in the living room, ready to use. Have fun!!!

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Lutheran Staff Association of the NW retreat/meeting at Camp Lutherhaven near Coeur d’Alene, ID

The 2019 Retreat and Meeting of the Lutheran Staff Association of the NW met at Camp Lutherhaven from March 10-13, 2019. Fourteen non-ordained church workers from a variety of faith communities met to hear about “Boundaries,” and how we can … Continue reading

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Region One Deacon Retreat

The first gathering of ELCA Deacons from Region One met March 7-9, 2019 at Dumas Bay Retreat Centre in Federal Way, WA. It was a time to meet and get to know each other. Rostered leaders, or soon-to-be rostered leaders, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Birthdays in San Francisco!!!

Ate at some wonderful places: Outlander, Hinodeya Ramen Bar in Japan Town, Zazies, and The Cliff House. So good!!! Made a quick trip to San Francisco on February 19th to visit Bethany and celebrate her birthday with her and Kristjiana! … Continue reading

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So much February Snow!

Winter was quite mild, with a couple of light snows in December and January. February was a different story. Three snow days in February for Yakima Schools, and lots of snow shoveling for Dave…often many times a day just to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Everyone!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We spent a few days in Minnesota with Dan and Emily after Christmas.  Bethany and  Kristjiana joined us.  We had a good time eating at home, eating out (Buca and … Continue reading

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Mary

Sadly, my younger sister, Mary, died November 25th, 2018.  She’d been at home on hospice for several weeks after having been in the hospital since early September.  She had Crohn’s Disease.  Fortunately, I made it back to Omaha to see … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Convocation 2018!

We enjoyed three days at Sleeping Lady Resort near Leavenworth, WA October 29-31, 2018.  Cynthia Lindner, author of “Varieties of Gifts:  Multiplicity and the Well-lived Pastoral Life” was the speaker.  It was good to get together with other deacons and … Continue reading

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Voting in Washington State is SOOOOOOO easy!

Everyone should vote this way!  We get our ballots in the mail.  We get an informational booklet with all the information you would ever need to make your own choice on who to vote for and what to vote for … Continue reading

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Idaho Discipleship Conference!

We attended the 3rd Annual Idaho Discipleship Conference in Boise October 19 & 20.  It was held in the beautiful First Methodist Church, aka “Cathedral of the Rockies, Downtown.”  Keynote and preacher was Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber.  She was a speaker … Continue reading

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