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December 13, 2018

I want to share an Advent poem with you.  This is from Ann Weems. I have shared her poetry for as many years as I have owned this book titled, “Kneeling in Bethlehem.”  

With this posting the blog will be taking another form in 2019. May this message bring you ligh...

December 8, 2018

I have pastored for thirty years.  You might say in that time I’ve seen it all!

I have spent mountaintop moments that have brought hope and optimism.  I have experienced valley times that are despairing and cause me to wish I had gone to barber school for a career.  We...

We have entered the season of Advent, the beginning of another church year. It is a time of eager anticipation as we await the birth of Emmanuel, God with us.  It is my favorite time of the year – I love the sparkly decorations, the sweet treats, the familiar and heart...

November 20, 2018

I like things neat and in their place.  You will rarely find my office messy. My desktop will have piles on it but not chaos of papers tumbling over.  When I leave for the day, the surfaces of my office will be neat and clean.

I like things like that. My house too....

I am a conservative. I have conservative values and conservative beliefs.  I express this to let you know my starting point with most any issue.  This makes me neither right nor wrong.  It is a simply a statement.

I met my best friend back...

This past Sunday you may have been a part of the 2018 Mason UMC Annual Church Conference where church elections, plans, and updates were held. These events remind us of our mission as a church, the excitement of what the future holds and witness to God’s plans for us a...

November 2, 2018

Dear Friends:

No doubt you have heard the phrase, “Keep Calm and Carry On.”  It comes from the British during World War II. The Ministry of Information wanted to help boost the morale of the British people during a very difficult era. The phrase has caught on in all kin...

A couple of weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a weekend retreat in Columbus with about twenty moms. Some of the moms I knew very well, others I only knew from their online presence. Most of them were from Ohio, but we did have at least a couple who d...

Why does God let bad things happen to Good people? How do we really know if we are going to Heaven when we die? What is the meaning of my life and why are we here? What is it that I truly believe and why do I believe it? Why is it important to take confirmation and wha...

I have been seeing it a lot on social media, on TV, on the Radio and in person how so many of us are not being very kind to one another.   It breaks my heart seeing so many hateful things said or done to others who might just not agree with someone’s thoughts or belief...

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