- Chris Gattis was a regular reader of this blog. He was also a regular correspondent about this blog. He emailed about music, about faith, about obedience. He asked questions. He made suggestions. He offered encouragement. I appreciated him deeply.
But our correspondence was of the kind that there were gaps. And so, I missed the news that he died July 25. I’m grateful to Peter M for letting me know. And I invite you all to join me in praying for his wife Ann and family. And I will miss his words.
- As of this week, I will be working in a .6 position (about 24 hours a week) as a chaplain Parkview Regional Medical Center and as a resource consultant with Center for Congregations (strengthening congregations in Northeast Indiana by helping them find and use resources). This is in addition to my consulting work with Arbor Research Group and adjunct teaching for Bethel College. The transition into the third half of my career seems to have stabilized. Thank you to those of you who have been praying.
- Someone asked me one day what blogs I read regularly that relate to the things I talk about here. The short answer is, “not many.” I regularly read Rich Dixon’s blog. I’ve started reading Gary Mintchell’s blog. And David Welford. I listen to 37thePodcast with my friends Terry and Michael. And The Calling and sermons from Willow Creek. I sample from lots of links from other people, but nothing consistent. I wish I could offer more. But I tend to write the things I like to read.
- I write somewhat regularly at Linkedin about being a chaplain. I will connect with you there if you would like.
- Thank you. For reading. For writing. For caring.