Posts with the category “wrumc”
November 17th, 2022
The 3 General Rules ask all of us to do the opposite. They are meant to slow us down in a world that moves so quickly so that we can act with intention in all we do. And for that, I am grateful....
“The days are long, but the years are short.”
November 2nd, 2022
“The days are long, but the years are short.” -- Gretchen Rubin I often think of these words, especially as the end of a year approaches. It seems like when October comes, we are on fast forward and ...
October 12th, 2022
I spent a few days this week at a clergy retreat with my colleagues at the North Texas Conference of the UMC. Musician Mark Miller was our presenter, and my voice was hoarse from singing so much! One ...
What Sets My Heart on Fire
September 28th, 2022
Lately, I've been feeling disconnected from these vows. Sure, keeping the ministries of the church running is my job, but does that mean I am living up to the promise I made fifteen years ago? Prayer,...
The Smiths Go to Church
September 13th, 2022
Growing up, the church was an oasis for me, a place where people loved me, and I received countless hugs. I want children to feel like the church is a little slice of heaven here on earth. And I want ...
Faith and Politics
September 8th, 2022
“We’re trying to tell you that the entire planet is about to be destroyed!” Kate DibiaskyThat’s a quote from Jennifer Lawerence’s character in the 2021 Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up.” If you haven’t se...
Rites of Passage
August 31st, 2022
As I unpacked my books and lined them up on the shelves of my new office at White Rock UMC, I spotted my 3rd grade Bible. It is a red-letter Bible meaning Jesus’ words are in red ink. I don’t remember...
Swords into Plowshares
August 24th, 2022
How do you hear God in your own voice and in others’ voices? If you don’t particularly like some aspect of worship, or if something is just your new all-time favorite thing ever, how do these complex ...
The First Six Weeks...
August 11th, 2022
This week, a wise man asked me what the most important thing is for me at White rock. My response is to develop relationships with people and hear their stories about how God has been moving in their ...