Contributor: Peter Ilgenfritz

The Rev. Peter Ilgenfritz was pastor and member of the leadership staff team at University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle. The author of Setting Sail: A Collection of Poems,he offers coaching, consultation, sailing retreats and workshops through his ministry Navigating Through Change. You can connect with him at Peter@NavigatingThroughChange.com.

Finding New Life by Sailing into the Void

As the sailboat continued to rise about the white capped waves, I gripped the side and leaned back as far as I dared trying to drive the boat down flat on the water. My feet slipped on wet floorboards and someone yelled, his voice constricted into a high-pitched squeak, “We’re going over!” I recognized that voice: It was mine. Wide-eyed and heart pounding,... Read more