Laying Down Key Words

  ” …a nation not broken, just simply unfinished…” – Amanda Gordon – American poet Oh how beautifully meaningful the words of poetress Amanda Gordon were at the Inauguration ceremony of the 46th President of the United States. Her countenance shone as brightly as her intellect and influence. Amanda Goodman’s words “not broken, just simply […]

2021: Clocking In

What a lovely thought! Let’s believe it. I’ve been pondering healing and beauty. Do we want to fundamentally go back to life the way it was before the pandemic? In truth, the world climate wasn’t all that pretty. I hope out of upheaval a more unified national and global model is being created for the […]

Joyfully Created

    “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” – Proverbs 17:22 In my last post of 2020, I ended by saying it was “time to make Christmas.” Well, I very literally meant it. My home became Santa’s workshop. Because I wanted to contribute to the solution rather than add to the problem of […]

Unifying Our Communities

  The more I read about the idea of gathering in small groups to build stronger neighborhoods such as suggested on a variety of websites like GraceTable the more enamored I become with this concept. When we live in strong communities supporting one another through our family and neighborhood relationships, by building excellent schools and developing […]

On the Stump: Part 2

Come! Come to the Table! The church experience has creatively been transformed into new ways of worship in this time of pandemic. Don’t believe me? Visit some of the videos from this summer from the Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church or those of the Accidental Country Pastor who recently won some media awards. Websites […]

On the Stump: Part I

I sure have enjoyed early outdoors worship at Bel Air UMC on Sunday mornings. Being able to watch clouds pass by the steeple, feeling my toes getting wet in the dew glistening on the lawn, observing the unfolding of the crepe myrtle blossoms and smelling the newly-mown grass adds something special to the Sunday morning […]

Adjusting for the Next Season

So, have you put away your lightweight wear and filled your dresser drawers with heavier? I have. I like the seasonal changes in clothes. In digging out my closet I found my collection of CDs which I’d given up for gone. I don’t have many but those I have I adore and have very carefully […]