Posted in April 2013

Someone’s In the Kitchen

Kitchens are often the central gathering place in homes.  I know as people get busier, less time is spent there, but the fact is, if we want to eat, we have to spend time in the kitchen!   It’s a good place to be, not only because that’s where the snacks are.  There are important … Continue reading

John Wesley’s Questions

When women and men sense a calling to leadership in the United Methodist Church, one of the things they are asked to do is respond to John Wesley’s Historic Questions for Examiners.   John Wesley, 1703-1791,  is the founder of the church; his brother Charles wrote a lot of the songs we sing.  “Examiners” are members … Continue reading

Practice Resurrection

“Practice resurrection” is the last line of Wendell Berry’s poem, “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front.”  In this poem, Berry, a novelist and essayist as well as a poet, speaks against materialism and consumerism and issues a challenge to embrace more than the “bottom line.”   “Love the Lord,” he writes, “Love the world.  Work for … Continue reading

The Empty Tomb is Good News!

In addition to eggs, bunnies, baskets and butterflies, Easter is about an empty tomb. Not just any empty tomb, but the one that Jesus occupied for a brief time.  While he was alive, he had been telling people that he would be killed and that he would be raised from the dead, but even his … Continue reading