postcards from sabbatical – week 5

postcards from sabbatical – week 5

Dear Faith Friends, The hiking has turned hot and dusty, testing our will and tenacity, and our sunscreen. We left Crete, for four smaller islands.  Santorini was chilly enough at night that we had to go back for more clothes.  But, Serifos – which we just left...
June 25 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Galen Schwarz

June 25 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Galen Schwarz

What makes the Foolish Wise? 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 I don’t know about you, but over the spring I became somewhat fascinated with all that is going on in Washington D.C.  We seem to be a new era of both public political portrayal and news coverage.  As I watched...
postcards from sabbatical – week #4

postcards from sabbatical – week #4

Dear Faith Friends, The hospitality we have received on Crete has been overwhelming and touching. Cretans are a fiercely independent people, with an astonishingly ancient history.  Three continents have tried to dominate the island.  There are ruins of multiple...
postcards from sabbatical – week #3

postcards from sabbatical – week #3

Dear Faith Friends, We have been on the Island of Crete for almost a week, already.  The ruggedness of the landscape has been a surprise to me.  We feel like we are in the Rocky Mountains, but with a lot more oxygen.  The mountains are high and craggy and cascade down...
Being Thankful by John Paulson

Being Thankful by John Paulson

I know it is not anywhere near Thanksgiving, yet the subject of giving thanks is on my mind. Actually I began to think about it when we had Father’s Day at my daughter’s house last week.  Our granddaughter graduated from Noblesville High School earlier this month, and...