God Has Got This

Posted by Rev. Laura Gronberg, With 1 Comments, Category: Sabbatical Updates,
My heart is breaking for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting in Orlando.  I pray for the parents, the children, the partners, the families, the friends, the neighbors, the co-workers, the classmates, and the communities of the victims, and I pray for all those ...

Read more

Sabbatical Soccer Mom

Posted by Rev. Laura Gronberg, With 0 Comments, Category: Sabbatical Updates,
At some point in the past couple of months, my daughter joked that I have become a “soccer mom” during my sabbatical.  No, my children did not take up soccer recently.  Soccer Mom is a phrase to describe a particular kind of suburban parent.  I know that this "tit ...

Read more

Driving to Church

Posted by Rev. Laura Gronberg, With 0 Comments, Category: Sabbatical Updates,
It has been many years since I have had to drive to church. Well, I guess that is not entirely true, since I drive to church when I am on vacation. But mostly, I walk to church. Every Sunday, I make my long commute from my home to my office, which is about 150 steps aroun ...

Read more

May I Tell a Story

Posted by Rev. Laura Gronberg, With 0 Comments, Category: Sabbatical Updates,
I must say, it has been a delight to be a Story Listener.  I have heard stories of peasants and kings, of teachers and slaves, of nature and community.  I have heard stories of hope and healing, of adventure and awe, of fear and freedom. I have heard stories where real an ...

Read more

Exiting the Highway

Posted by Rev. Laura Gronberg, With 2 Comments, Category: Sabbatical Updates,
The road sign was as deceptive as a campaign promise.  In bright red and white, that small picture on the large blue sign promised a Wendy’s off the highway. Before you judge me, please know that during our vast college tour through the southeast where we traversed 10 ...

Read more

Entering a Sanctuary

Posted by Rev. Laura Gronberg, With 0 Comments, Category: Sabbatical Updates,
As I entered this small sanctuary, my eyes panned the room in an effort to take in the sacred little space. I didn’t arrive too early, not wanting to be one of the first to get there, but that meant that many of the seats were already taken. All the seats in the back were ...

Read more

Butterflies

Posted by Rev. Laura Gronberg, With 1 Comments, Category: Sabbatical Updates,
On Easter Monday (and most definitely not on Easter Sunday) the first butterfly emerged from its chrysalis. I chose to raise butterflies for the sole purpose of using them for my Easter Sunday Children’s Message. It would have been great. It could have been fantastic. But, ...

Read more