Making Sense of the UMC This Week

Well, that is a tall order so let me manage expectations.  I want to share as best I can, a basic explanation of what happened and some thoughts regarding the work done. On Tuesday the called special General Conference of the United Methodist Church ended after 4 days of prayer, vigorous debate, lots of votes, … Continue reading Making Sense of the UMC This Week

Doing a Good Thing- The Dave Matthew’s Band

I've decided to try to use my blog in 2019 as a way of sharing signs of hope and good news so every other blog or so will be about lifting up examples I find of people doing a good thing.  Today I want to start with an interesting story I heard about the Dave … Continue reading Doing a Good Thing- The Dave Matthew’s Band

Being a Bright Light in a Season of Darkness in Swansboro, NC

We are in that season where it feels like more hours of darkness in the day than we have of light.  Throw in a little cloudy weather and we really feel the darkness all around us literally and figuratively.   And yet, this is a season that fights that darkness with Christmas lights strung around … Continue reading Being a Bright Light in a Season of Darkness in Swansboro, NC

Thanksgiving, Anniversaries, and Sweet Spots

I know we are all finding a minute or two this week to do a gratitude check.  But today I am feeling overwhelmingly grateful.  Today Greg and I celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary!  It feels like yesterday when we got married at First UMC Asheboro that beautiful November day.  I think that time does go … Continue reading Thanksgiving, Anniversaries, and Sweet Spots