Awe in the every day
April 2nd, 2024
Awe in the everyday Easter was glorious at White Rock UMC  I have never seen people sitting in the balcony at White Rock UMC, but they were on Easter The Easter Fest on Sunday morning was wonderful a...  Read More
Depths of Love
February 11th, 2024
Let It Goby Rev. Kerry Smith In her poem "In Blackwater Woods," Mary Oliver writes, "To live in this world, you must be able to do three things:         to love what is mortal;                 to hold...  Read More
Who is Jesus?
January 17th, 2024
Come and See by Rev. Kerry Smith This past Sunday it was cold in Dallas. It was see your breath, bundle under covers, and drink hot cocoa beside a fire cold. And yet, people came to church.  We had ...  Read More
I was thirsty...
October 2nd, 2023
"I was thirsty" By Randy Austin, church member of White Rock UMCIt was 106 degrees, a typical August afternoon.  I had gone to pick up dinner from a local diner a few blocks from our home. I drove pas...  Read More
Finding Your Faith
September 3rd, 2023
Stories of Pilgrimage by Rev. Kerry Smith This past May I went on a pilgrimage with my mom. A friend shared with me before I left that a pilgrimage is going on a walk with someone you love, and that w...  Read More
Taboo: How We Approach the Toughest Topics
August 23rd, 2023
By Rebecca Garrett Pace We are currently ⅗ of the way done with our Taboo series, and we’ve done some good, and tough, work. We’ve talked about doubt, and named that it is not the opposite of faith, b...  Read More
Taboo Topics
August 17th, 2023
By Monica Frazier Last week I was with one of our adult Sunday School classes and we were talking about what it means to be a “big tent” church. The idea is that there’s room in the tent for everybody...  Read More
July 31st, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I’m having lunch with someone and they have said something and I’m not quite sure how to respond. It feels like we’re playing chess and it doesn’t matter what I say, I’m in checkm...  Read More
It’s the Reverse-Coloring for Me
July 26th, 2023
by Rebecca Garrett Pace In the last several months, I’ve discovered not one but two very important milestones in the human evolution of Adult Colo...  Read More
July 2nd, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I love Communion. I love the imagery of a wider table, always with room for more. I love the idea of eating together, and the idea that God gives us the sustenance we need...  Read More
Be Strong. Take Heart. Hope in the Lord!
June 14th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I spent three days this week at Annual Conference, the yearly gathering of United Methodists in North Texas. The theme came from Psalm 27:14 “Be strong. Take heart. Hope i...  Read More
Recoloring the Bible
May 29th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith When I went to seminary I was stretched to see the Bible and its stories in new ways. Many of the stories that I was familiar with growing up, I saw in new ways. I learn...  Read More