About a year and a half ago, a new member to our church community came with a request. He shared that he and his wife were recovering alcoholics, and that they were dedicated adherents to the AA 12 Step Movement, attending meetings almost every night.… Read the rest
Prayed at the May 27, 2013 Old Hickory Memoial Day Observance
God of us all, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer,
we gather this morning as a community,
friends, neighbors, citizens together of your world and our nation.
We gather to remember in a special way
those who have sacrificed their lives in war.… Read the rest
Over the past couple of days I’ve read a couple of articles by friends regarding the decision of the active (currently serving) United Methodist bishops to have a closed meeting (which they call a forum). Generally the responses have been negative toward the bishop’s decision, suggesting that the lack of transparency further erodes trust in the bishops.… Read the rest
A song in progress….
I am haunted by the waters
flowing from the start of time.
The streaming fountain of forgiveness
and the claim of love sublime.
So I step into the waters
and immerse myself in you,
and you send to me your Spirit
filling me with love and truth
Make your way down to the river
where the spirit of love’s revealed.… Read the rest
I awoke this morning to discover that Pope Benedict XVI has announced his intention to resign, effective February 28. As a United Methodist and non-Roman Catholic, I don’t have a dog in this hunt and as such probably have little authority for commenting on the resignation of a pope, but as I was reading the news several questions came to mind that are worthy of consideration.… Read the rest