That squirrel has an Oreo!

The work of relabeling thousands of books at the HoneyRock library stretches on. About three years ago when the relabeling project was first proposed, we estimated that the work would take two full weeks. However, we don’t have that much time. Michele and I decided to extend our stay for a few more days in […]

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A happy place

I am currently in a happy place. We are staying a week at Wheaton College’s Northwoods campus, HoneyRock. Although it’s not a vacation (we are relabeling the HoneyRock library’s ~4,200 books to use LC call numbers instead of Dewey), I’m enjoying the atmosphere, the quiet moments in nature, the beautiful weather, and time spent with […]

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June is bustin’ out all over

It’s hard to believe that today is the first day of June. I was awakened early this morning by yet another thunderstorm. We have had an inordinate amount of rainfall here, resulting in extensive flooding and big delays in planting various crops. Plus it is just downright gloomy a lot of the time. Up until […]

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Goodbye, HoneyRock

Last night was our final night in our cabin at HoneyRock. Weather permitting, we will drive back home today after a week spent here with family. We lit a fire in the fireplace and the kids stayed up late to enjoy it. At the moment, it is very quiet and still with snow gently falling. […]

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Working with Wheaton Passage students

This year I signed up for another turn as a faculty member participant in Wheaton College’s intro to college program, called Wheaton Passage. Technically, this program is a class worth two credit hours (CE 131: Introduction to Spiritual Formation), and is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students. The program is unique. There are many […]

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A special place

A special place for our family is HoneyRock, Wheaton College’s northwoods campus. My parents-in-law have been heavily involved in volunteering their time up there for decades and about three years ago, retired and moved up there to live full time. This visit we spent more than the usual amount of time there, which was great. […]

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