Category Archives: Church

La Flor Más Linda De Mi Querer

Ay, Nicaragua.  How long has it been?  Nine years ago this week I returned from a Mission of Peace to Nicaragua.  That trip (through the United Methodist Church) changed my experience/understanding of self, vocation, community, God, and the globe. I … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hymns

The two churches that I’m serving are having fabulous (if I do say so myself!) worship services on Sunday.  After celebrating the crossing of the Red Sea last week, this week we are going to sing together in response to … Continue reading

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Waiting for Myself

I used to sit in the garden next to my college chapel.  The quiet seclusion of the chapel garden was the perfect place to read or pray or kiss… What else do college students do? Oh yes, sometimes we would … Continue reading

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First Glimpses of the Orthodox “Other”

Back a long time ago, before I got into the semester, I began a short-lived “I’m going to tell you about my experiences visiting Orthodox churches!” kick.  Things happened: I got a call about a new appointment, schoolwork shifted into … Continue reading

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A saint of our own: Frances Willard, Methodist/Feminist

“So why are you interested in Orthodoxy?” asked my seminary classmate. “I love it!  The liturgy, the history, the music, the communion of saints, the icons, the reverence for Scripture & tradition, the experiential nature of worship, the understanding of … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Window Shopping, Part II

By our third year in seminary, my friends had mostly settled in at specific churches, but my wanderlust was still strong. Unfortunately, I struggled to motivate myself to visit churches by myself, finding it weird and awkward to have to … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Window Shopping

I love visiting churches.  I loved my multi-cultural church during my second year of seminary, but the only thing I disliked was that working there meant I had to stop my Sunday morning church-visiting regimen…. my “stained glass window shopping,” … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Friends… when Connectionalism connects

I spent the morning reading the new Commission on the Study of Ministry Report and having heated discussions with all of the Candler students unlucky enough to be within earshot of me in the 4th floor study area.  These conversations, … Continue reading

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And are we yet alive?

And are we yet alive, and see each other’s face? Glory and thanks to Jesus give for his almighty grace! What troubles have we seen, what mighty conflicts past, fightings without and fears within, since we assembled last. Yet out … Continue reading

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discipline woman book

“discipline woman book” is the latest google search that brought visitors to my blog.  I’m not sure what flagged my little website as the best result tothat query, especially since it sounds more S&M than UMC… But the phrase was … Continue reading

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