Celestial Lands The Religious Crossroads of Politics, Power, and Theology

A Short Leave of Absense

Due to an unexpected personal crisis I will not be checking or updating Celestial Lands for a few days. I know there are some pending posts, but I just dont have the energy to look at them at the moment. I will get to them in a few days.

Thank you very much for your understanding, and if anyone out there is inclined to think good thoughts our way, they are appreciated.

Yours in Faith,


6 Thoughts on “A Short Leave of Absense

  1. Definitely sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

  2. Hope everything works out.

  3. Thank you all… and all those who wrote to me on facebook and privately…

    I should be able to write something about what is going on this weekend. The situation has settled down and clairfied a bit. I will just say it is a professional issue with personal ramifications, and that it is not directly about my being a UU minister…

    I just want to make sure that I have gotten on a similar page with the parties involved before I say anything.

    That being said, welcome to your initial comment on Celestial Lands, Annie! I look forward, in the years when we do not see each other all the time, to move our wonderful theological discussions to the ether! 🙂

    Yours in faith,


  4. Marcia Stanard on Sunday May 23, 2010 at 18:01 +0000 said:

    Hi David.

    I honestly had no intention of posting publicly, though I did read your latest post: The Torch May Pass from Me, and am thinking fondly and supportively of you & Sandy, but the anti-spam word that came up to prove I’m a person was “hugs.”

    And so with that cosmic nudge, I send them to you. My very best wishes to you my friend. I’m very sorry this isn’t working out the way you wished at this point in time. I know there’s a great loss there. But I also know that you are a person of integrity and faith, and that you will do great ministry in the world, even if it isn’t in the way you had originally hoped and planned for. Acknowledge and mourn that loss, at least for now, but do know inside yourself that there is a place for you to do much meaningful work in the world.


  5. I want to thank you all very much for your good thoughts.

    There is some hope on the horizon. I can’t talk about it, but there is some hope. My wife claims that these kinds of things happen in my life to point me to possibilities I have not yet considered.

    I will say I am using this expeirnece as a lab for my own grief process. I’ll publish something on that soon.

    Once again, thank you all.

    Yours in faith,


  6. And the Torch may not pass from me….

    Let’s just say I am more hopeful today than I was on Sunday that I can find a way to do both a Civilian ministry and Reserve Chaplaincy. I want to thank all those, on the Civilian and the Miltiary side, who are working with me to “make this happen”.

    And all of my UU Military Chaplain Colleagues who have been giving me the benefit of their years of experience…

    Yours in Faith,


Leave a Reply

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: