Are we enough?

Are we enough?

I met my neighbor over the garbage cans this morning.   We had pulled our respective cans to the end of our driveways and we stopped to catch up on our families, churches and the world.  We talked about helping “the least of these,” and how people might be helped in...
Many hands

Many hands

“Many hands make light work.”  I seem to remember that as being a favorite refrain of Ma Ingalls in the Little House books. I loved reading the whole series of books, but I was grown up before I really appreciated Ma Ingalls’ wisdom.  Many people working together can...
With gratitude, humility and love

With gratitude, humility and love

I’m writing after a week of trying to process all the events of the previous week and as we approach Father’s day.  What is clear is that Surfside UMC has loved and cared for my family and for me like family through the journey to ordination and Sarah’s wedding. Many...
A dream and a hope

A dream and a hope

Peace be with you. And also with you. Those words comprise a blessing, a dream and a hope that was shared over and over at Annual Conference this year.  As my friend, the Rev. James Grubb stated, “There’s lots of sides of lots of things for people to be on, but I want...
Tend His lambs

Tend His lambs

Jesus said that we are to go forward and make disciples.  Our Heart to Heart Ministry has dedicated itself to living out Jesus’ instructions by visits in assisted living and nursing facilities, homes and hospitals.  For the past several months, with prayerful...