Yesterday afternoon I was reflecting about Martin Luther King, Jr. on the eve of the day which honors him with a national holiday. Simultaneously some friends and I went to see the movie Just Mercy about Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard trained lawyer who comes to Alabama to assist inmates on death row get a fair … Continue reading A Little Mercy, A Little Justice, and a Little Unmerited Grace
I made an angel. And I have to admit, I am a little proud. It's out of wood and I had a lot of help. I am indebted to Drew Sumrell for patiently teaching me about his woodworking hobby. I learned about using a lathe and wood turning tools such as a parting tool, … Continue reading The Making of an Angel
It sold. The house I came home from the hospital to and called home for 49 years. My mom signed the papers around Halloween. We started this journey last Christmas. What an emotional saga. To rent a dumpster and throw away mostly junk but a whole lot of memories. Cleaning out attics and a basement … Continue reading Goodbye Home
Our church celebrated our Commitment Sunday today which is actually one of my favorite Sunday's of the year. I love the idea that we all make our own contributions to the life of the Church. Today we focused specifically on our financial contributions but we also contribute our gifts and graces. We give of ourselves. … Continue reading Friendship Gratitude
Put it in the books, Boone UMC's 35th Annual Fall Bazaar is done for another year. As always, it represents a great deal of work by hundreds of volunteers. And as always, it was another opportunity to bring joy to the hundreds of shoppers that come looking for treasurers or for much needed items that … Continue reading A Win, Win, Win
I'm finishing up a week with family at the beach and I find myself in a reflective mood as the week comes to an end and the reality of entering back into the "real world" looms in the near future. A week of rest. A week of numerous belly laughs caused by the antics of … Continue reading Time to Inhale
[As I was talking with my husband about how to communicate all that has happened at and since Annual Conference to our church, Greg offered to write this week’s blog from his perspective. So below is his factual, lawyerly, and analytical interpretation of events in the past 2 months in the United Methodist Church It comes to … Continue reading What Happened at Annual Conference?