Greetings from Columbus Ohio

Spring garden with sun shining through
A spring garden divided by a stream. Trees are in the background with the sun shining through them. Image licensed from Envato Elements.

Rest and relaxation leads to renewal and healing. Putting it off just adds to our stress.


For the first time in our bus adventures, there was no breakdown. We arrived safely in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. Yesterday was a day of rain and rest while Erika prepared for her presentation today. Today is a beautiful spring day.

It’s a couple week further into spring here than in Minnesota which I found surprising. The trees are showing off newly growing leaves and the shrubs are in full leaf, and lots of blossoms. By the time we return home, spring will be well under way in MN as well.

In the meantime, I plan to rest and relax as much as possible. We leave Ohio tomorrow for a state park in Indiana where we will camp until we head home on Monday. I have lots of books to read – fiction only, and I have drawing and writing supplies should inspiration strike.

I hope you also find time to rest and relax in the days to come. I didn’t fully realize how tired I was, until I could just sit still and watch the birds, rabbits, and squirrels do there thing.

Don’t wait so long to relax and enjoy the unfolding spring. No one should miss the beauty and wonder of Creation as it re-awakens.


About Rachael Keefe

Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe is the pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ. She was called to Living Table in 2015 after serving in many varied ministry settings since her ordination in 1992. She holds graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Andover Newton Seminary at Yale (formerly Andover Newton Theological School). Her ministry and leadership often center around advocacy and accessibility. Her writing has been published by Chalice Press, The Christian Century, Red Letter Christians, Working Preacher, RevGalBlogPals, and others. She is grateful to be in ministry with Living Table today.

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2 thoughts on “Greetings from Columbus Ohio”

  1. Hi Rachael,
    Happy to hear things are going smoothly and that you are enjoying your time off. Safe travels and looking forward to your return.


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