Digital Sabbatical

Dear Readers and Friends,

I am away from my computer for a few days–a tech sabbatical, if you will. Actually, I have traveled to North Dakota for the funeral of a very dear friend who left us unexpectedly and much too soon. While I treasure any opportunity to visit the prairie and the folks who have such a special place in my heart, this visit is a bittersweet one. My friend, Paula, was a pillar of the community, a force for joy and living life to the fullest, and a woman of deep faith. She knew how to live a life of thanks-living and she did it well. She will be missed by so many people. She touched so very many lives. She leaves behind a legacy of joy, love, faith, and relationship. My heart goes out to her family.

Treasure the ones you love. Get to know the folks you don’t know. Relationships matter. Stuff does not. Faith is important–no matter how you find its expression in your life. Time is more valuable than money. Be the person you are created to be. Laugh. Love. Live. Life is short.

Peace and blessing. I’ll be back on January 1, 2013, to begin a new year of thanks-living. I hope you’ll join me for the journey!

Peace and blessing.