I strive to be a farmer of hope,
a fisher of people,
a forger of plowshares,
a student of paradox,
a follower of The Way,
a shepherd of dreams,
a quilter of community,
a connoisseur of simplicity,
a daughter of Love,
and a co-creator of life.
When I manage any of that, I do it through the God whose joy is my strength, the Christ who beckons ever forward, and the Spirit who dances grace around the whole world.
My name is Laura Stone, and I am a Church of the Brethren seminary graduate, living in small-town Indiana. I am nearing the end of a chaplaincy residency at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. I do much thinking about what it means to be Anabaptist and Pietist in the midst of suffering and crises, and about what faith has to do with the ways I minister and live. My professional experience is in mental health, music ministry, academics, teaching, writing, and chaplaincy. I am also interested in intentional communities (especially Christian ones), quilting, sci-fi, and contra dancing.
I hope this blog will be a place for a loving and fruitful exchange of ideas, so I very much enjoy reading and responding to your comments!
I look forward to continuing on this faith adventure alongside all of you!