Small Towns and the Spirit of the Sugarhouse

Small Towns and the Spirit of the Sugarhouse

A friend told me maple sugaring in Vermont is a way of life. He said this as we were installing new sap runs and tapping a new section of his 150+ acre sugarbush. I have to agree with him. Chris Bohjalian, author and fellow small-towner, has written that steam from a...
Lincoln Lessons: Real Church, Real Theology

Lincoln Lessons: Real Church, Real Theology

David Wood and his wife, Donna, have lived in Lincoln, Vermont, for 43 years. During those years, David served as pastor of the United Church of Lincoln for over three decades. This week, I had the privilege of sitting down with David to discuss the church, his...
Lincoln Lessons: Creating Art, Telling Stories

Lincoln Lessons: Creating Art, Telling Stories

Reed Prescott is an award-winning artist, living and working next to the General Store in Lincoln, Vermont. Born in nearby Saint Albans, Prescott spent much of his youth following his father across the country from military base to military base. Prescott’s...
Lincoln Lessons: Candles in the Window

Lincoln Lessons: Candles in the Window

Driving through the dark, cold expanse filling the Green Mountains of Vermont, travelers notice the warm glow of candles emanating from the windows of New England homes. Single candles illuminate each windowpane, offering warmth during the bitterness of freezing...
Lincoln Lessons: The General Store

Lincoln Lessons: The General Store

Missy and I are living in Lincoln, Vermont, during the month of January. The United Church of Lincoln invited me to be their guest pulpit minister and live in their charming parsonage across the street from the New Haven River. Over the next several weeks, I will be...