This is the year that Doug and Laurie both turned 50. We have been celebrating our year of Jubilee ever since then and we will continue until Laurie ceases to be 50 in May 2017. The center of this year of Jubilee is a Sabbatical from our work at FPC Bellingham. After 14 years of pastoring the church has graciously allowed Doug a 3 month Sabbatical. During that sabbatical we will be traveling to France and walking the ancient Pilgrimage the Camino de Santiago. After that we will fly to Barcelona and then take a 3 week cruise of the Mediterranean. This site is where we will share photos and reflections of our journey. We have been deeply blessed by a grant from the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program. Jubilee Baby!
As we travel we will be daily praying the prayer of St. Francis. We invite your to pray with us
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.