Even if you do not agree with all the assertions that Rev. Barry makes in this piece, I hope that it will give you some interesting food for thought in your own ministry setting this Advent. The section on the sacramental theology of baptism as viewed through a Marian lens is particularly interesting.
The No-Hopers Christmas Club is a short story collection full of Holiday Cheer!
I was originally drawn to this heartwarming holiday collection because the opening story dealt with cute cuddly animals. These stories reminded me of the warmth of a Hallmark Christmas movie! @rararesources @GeraldineRyan
A Brief Summary of the 2022 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the UMC with Suggestions for Accessibility
A Brief Summary of the 2022 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church with Suggestions for Accessibility The Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference (NEJ) of the United Methodist Church was held on November 2-4, 2022 in College Park, Maryland. The theme was “One in Ministry to All the World." Approximately 150 delegates, including both laity and… Continue reading A Brief Summary of the 2022 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the UMC with Suggestions for Accessibility
Book Review: Lilac Skies by Shivani Bansal
Book Review and Blog Tour: Lilac Skies Shivani Bansal Introduction: I would like to say a special thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and the tuhor, Shivani Bansal, for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Format: Available in Print and on Kindle Kindle Get… Continue reading Book Review: Lilac Skies by Shivani Bansal
Book Review: A Perfect Discovery by Margaret Amatt
Rhona and Callum have serious chemistry together, but they have a huge problem-- their families hate each other! The two families have been feuding fiercely for years. Will Rhona and Callum be able to find their happily ever after? Or will their love become a thing of the past?
Three Lessons I Learned as a Visually Impaired Piano Student
Subtitle: Piano lessons taught me about self-reliance, perseverance, and life! Note: This piece was written in response to the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind’s Prompt, “Self-Reliance.” Image shows the author seated on a piano bench Introduction: I remember the first time I ever saw a concert pianist. His name was Andre Watts and he was… Continue reading Three Lessons I Learned as a Visually Impaired Piano Student
Prayers You Can Use for Disability Awareness Sunday! (Inspired by the Lectionary!)
The Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church is celebrating Disability Awareness Sunday on October 9, 2022. Here are some prayers that I wrote for anyone who would like to celebrate a Disability Awareness Sunday in their own worship setting! Image shows an inclusive group in silhouette Introduction: What is Disability Awareness Sunday and Why… Continue reading Prayers You Can Use for Disability Awareness Sunday! (Inspired by the Lectionary!)
Book Review: ROAR How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology by S. T. Sims
I wanted to lift up this book because I think that there are probably other women out there who, like me, want to improve their fitness but aren't sure where to begin. Diet and exercise have never come naturally to me, and I am grateful I found this well researched book to guide my training. This book is brimming with great information and I know I will refer to it again the next time I'm stuck in a training rut. I don't know if my next race time will improve, but I do know that I feel happier and healthier after reading this book and putting some of these ideas into practice.
Prayers for Summer: Processing Pet Grief, Welcome Wesley the Dog, and Saying Goodbye
fter an unexpected hiatus from writing, I'm back and pleased to share some prayers I have written. Please feel free to use these prayers in your personal devotions or in a worship setting.
A Train Lover’s Prayer: Written After the Passing of a Family Friend and a Visit to the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
fter the memorial service and luncheon, Jeff, helped to lead a free tour through the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in our dearly departed friend's honor. I am also a train lover and after the tour was over I was inspired to write the following prayer. Please feel free to use this prayer in your own personal devotions or in a worship setting.