Just two very short years ago I was a newly engaged bride to be. It happened rather casually one afternoon in my dorm room. He was musing and worrying about our future as husband and wife; where would we live; what about our homes in Upstate NY;what about school? When I sat there with a …
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“It is said that Socrates learned to Dance at the age of seventy because he felt that an essential part of his life had been neglected”* On September 20, 2013 I gave Don a journal. I have given many people journals over the years. I like to write, I like to read. My husband loved …
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How the Holy Spirit Made Me an Accessory to 1000 Hate Crimes ( and How I Hope to Clear Our Names) by Guest Blogger Chris Jorgensen
My thanks go to my classmate Chris Jorgensen for allowing me to share her words and to the Pastors and staff at Church of the Village for being a voice for those who for too long have had none. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this here. Accessory: In Criminal Law, contributing …
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1 John 4:7-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God Is Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this …
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Yesterday’s word was return, it took me an extra day to return but this is a picture of the front door of the man I will marry in the fall. My soulmate, my love, my life, and my partner in discovering God’s voice in each other’s life, and with God’s will, in helping others discover …
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This story comes to us courtesy of Insook Do who is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, serving in the Upper New York Annual Conference in the Albany District. Insook, for many years was an incredible Hospice Chaplin bringing joy to a place where little joy is found. Insook is now teaching and preaching …
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This post comes to us from Becca Girrell Clark the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Vermont, and a delegate from the New England Conference to General Conference 2012.
[caption id="attachment_332" align="alignleft" width="252"] JoAnn, Annie, and I share communion in the midst of the Body’s brokenness. Photo from the UMNS.[/caption]Earlier this week I tweeted: just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less.
We– whoever “we” are– did not expect to win any ground on the church’s position about homosexuality this quadrennium. But I’m a believer in the resurrection promise. That sometimes means that I every so often and ever so naively hold on to hope.
I was hopeful
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