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!
It's enough to make a pastor's heart sing! One of the things that I have heard in our Listening Sessions is that you want bible study...lots of bible study. The one you see dancing down the street in praise like David before the Ark of the Covenant is me. And I have finally received an … Continue reading Bible Study Begins Soon
Yes, it's a crazy, ever changing life that we lead in the Norton household. After we lost Rosie (our 19 year old dog), Andy started suggesting that we adopt a dachshund. Since I had a doxie growing up, I'm guessing that he thought this would be a sure thing...and it appears that he was right. … Continue reading Room for One More
Can you hear the silence? I'm way overdo on a blog in the midst of all the fun craziness that has been life over the last few weeks. We've now had two Sundays together. We've shared meals with a number of you and I have great hope for my September 1 goal of having both … Continue reading Full House