Living the Resurrection: Ruth

The Resurrection of Ruth  Given how difficult it was last week to try to sum up and characterize the life of a major biblical figure, you would think I should have learned my lesson. As usual, I didn’t. Once again this week, I am going to look into the life of someone from the bibleContinue reading “Living the Resurrection: Ruth”

The Story: Pilgrims and Wanderers

You can see this sermon and the service on the Zion UMC Facebook page by clicking here. Pilgrims and strangers We are pilgrims and the spiritual descendants of pilgrims, carrying on our own tradition of pilgrimage. We are spiritual wanderers from Father Abraham, a Bedouin herdsman to Moses, a wandering statesman to Elijah, a wanderingContinue reading “The Story: Pilgrims and Wanderers”

The Story: Life and Then Some

It’s not what you think…it’s better. One of my favorite expressions is ‘adventures in missing the point.’ It’s a fun little phrase used to relay the idea that someone is misinterpreting or misunderstanding a situation. Most of the time people use it when someone does something ridiculously, obviously out of touch with the situation. KindContinue reading “The Story: Life and Then Some”

The Road VIII

I love writing. Yet as much as I love it, I get picky about the process. Everything must be just right: right mood, right circumstance, right idea. If it doesn’t feel exactly right, I get distracted and let my mind wander. The truth is, unless I have a deadline (real not imagined), I will findContinue reading “The Road VIII”

The Road V

It was December of 1988, Christmas break. I was a fifteen-year-old sophomore at the time. For those of you who do not know Greek, sophomore is a fun word. It literally means ‘wise moron,’ a term applied to students in their second year of high school or college because they have learned enough to thinkContinue reading “The Road V”

The Road I

Getting Packed: The Process | 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Routines and Habits I am a creature of habit. I have certain things that are done a certain way at certain times every day. For instance, when I get up in the morning, I fill the kettle with water, make sure the coffee press is cleaned out,Continue reading “The Road I”

What is a Methodist I

I. What We Share with Others Share and Share Alike As human beings, we know something of who we are by where we came from. Many of us identify ourselves by both the place we were born and the family we were born into. Being a Jarrell from Marietta, Georgia is very different than beingContinue reading “What is a Methodist I”