We have just come through a brief, fairly powerful storm. Some of you may be responding: Fairly powerful! Have you seen the trees? Don’t you know how long we’ve been without power? This is a huge, big deal! And perhaps it was. And yet having picked up debris following a tornado a few short years … Continue reading After the Storm
One of the most stress inducing factors in times of change is lack of adequate communication. Lack of information, unanswered questions, the appearance of an “in the know” crowd who holds the “secrets” will all serve to increase anxiety, even among those who are gung-ho for change. For those who are uneasy, lack of transparency … Continue reading Ask the Pastor!
Brothers, sisters, siblings in Christ, Yes, change is in the air. You began this journey long before I arrived. You have experienced loss along the way…loss of families who left because change didn’t come fast enough. There has also been a loss of those members who were dead set against change. Change is as inevitable … Continue reading Change is In the Air
Have you ever been asked what is your favorite holiday or time of year? While the season of the year chosen vary greatly, many, many would say that Christmas is their favorite holiday. After all, who doesn’t love the decorations and lights, smiling and excited children, trees, presents, Santa Claus, parties galore. It’s a fun-filled … Continue reading My Favorite Time of Year
Lent begins late this year...throwing Easter late...throwing Pentecost late...and Confirmation with it..... I do not understand God to be some big puppet master in the sky orchestrating our lives, but it is amazing how things often seem to come together in the way that we need them to be. It's almost as if God knew … Continue reading Lent Begins
Flower and Mozart have worn themselves out playing tug-of-war with poor Lamp Chop. Flower has claimed the body and Mozart has the head. But they won't stay this way for long. In a short while they will be back at it. I don't think that they want the toy nearly as much as they want … Continue reading People, Get Ready!
Yes, it is that time again...our first at New Covenant UMC in Sunnyvale and in Mesquite I.S.D. for children and husband. So much happens at this time of year! It is almost like spring with all of the new starts. Many are returning from vacations. Some will return to church after a summer break. As … Continue reading Time for Back-to-School!