June 26, 2019

Ever since I was old enough to run, I have enjoyed playing sports and watching sports.  Being born and raised in south Texas, football was the most popular sport, followed by baseball, both of which I liked playing.  At my age, playing those sports is in the rear view...

June 19, 2019

Fairfield Glade Community Church hosted a Women's Ecumenical Luncheon on June 12.  Women from four other churches in Fairfield Glade attended.  The Keynote Speaker was Bri Payne, Executive Director of the John Knox Center in Tennessee.  The title of her presentation wa...

June 11, 2019

In the Gospel of Luke, we read a parable from Jesus that emphasizes "an honest and good heart" (Luke 8:15).  Clearly Jesus demonstrated honesty in his life and teachings.

Benjamin Franklin said "honesty is the best policy."  William Shakespeare said, "no legacy is so ri...

June 10, 2019

Yesterday, the Hospice of Cumberland County had a Butterfly Release.  What a beautiful way to remember and honor our loved ones who passed in the care of our local hospice.  I'm so grateful for the hospice house.  Peace be with you.

May 22, 2019

"The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
    they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 In old age they still produce fruit;
    they are always gr...

May 14, 2019

Loneliness is a painful existence.  The need for belonging is essential to being made in the image and likeness of God, for God is inherently relational, interconnected to all that exists.  If we humans don't experience a sense of belonging, we despair in loneliness....

April 29, 2019

A reflection on John 20:19-31. 

Have you noticed in the gospel story that Jesus’ followers didn’t recognize him nor rejoice until after he showed them his hands and his side, his flesh and blood?

Today we want to see and touch Jesus, the physical body of Jesus.  And we w...

April 22, 2019

Love carries us beyond the grave, beyond the tomb.  Jesus had a loving relationship with others and with God whom he called Father.  These amazing relationships of love transcended beyond his physical death.  And the Holy Spirit keeps them alive and brings them anew ea...

April 19, 2019

A reflection on John 13:1-15.  

We were all given baths when were babies. As we grew, we were eventually taught how to bath ourselves. If you have had children, you did the same for them.  My mom always asked me, did you wash behind your ears?  Did you use soap?...

April 10, 2019

In John 12:1-8, Mary of Bethany and Jesus are looking ahead to his death and burial, which would happen a week later. 

Mary of Bethany anointed his feet with perfume.  Anointing with perfume oil was common practice for burials during the time of Jesus. They di...

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