Beautiful Sameness

There’s a place in the Colorado Rockies at an elevation of about 11,000 feet that’s a kind of touchstone for our family. It’s a high ridge on the West Spanish Peak overlooking a broad, verdant valley. Over the years we’ve fondly referred to this overlook as the Sound of Music spot. Most years we makeContinue reading “Beautiful Sameness”

A Sanctuary of Rest for the Weary

In conversations about the spiritual life I often hear people speak of deep weariness, weariness at a soul level. But I also hear a common struggle with making time for much-needed rest. Frequently I find myself “giving permission” to the weary to care for their own soul—to get away to a quiet place with Jesus,Continue reading “A Sanctuary of Rest for the Weary”

Find Rest for Your Soul

“I don’t know how to let go,” she said. I was speaking with a friend who is a compassionate activist—whether befriending a homeless man or advocating for an underdog. She went on to explain that stillness is stressful for her. Silence and reflection provoke anxiety. She knows how to contend and care and do forContinue reading “Find Rest for Your Soul”


Since our inception on Trinity Sunday 2020, people have asked how Trinity Lakeside began and what we are about. The vision for this community began in January 2019 at a convent atop a hill in the San Francisco bay area. Towering over the convent grounds are coastal live oak and eucalyptus trees, their great verdantContinue reading “Beginnings”

The hospitality of an unhurried presence

You may have seen our Trinity Lakeside mission on our home page: To joyfully participate in God’s story of loving the world. To celebrate what is good, beautiful and true. To know our neighbors and welcome newcomers. To offer the hospitality of an unhurried presence and listening well. To worship together in Word and sacrament.Continue reading “The hospitality of an unhurried presence”

Why Trinity Lakeside Part 1

One of my favorite seminary courses was Trinitarianism, because our coursework brought to life the unique and unsurpassed beauty of our mysterious Triune God. One God who exists in a community of three distinct Persons who live forever in complete mutuality and goodness. A God who is “perfect in power, in love and purity” asContinue reading “Why Trinity Lakeside Part 1”