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What We Can Learn From Early Methodist Women Preachers: An Author Interview with Rev. Donna L. Fowler-Machant

Most Methodists are unaware of the role these women played in the development of the movement and of the debt we owe them. I hope that clergy and laity, female and male, will read the book and learn from as well as learn about them. They are wonderful companions for the spiritual journey, and their deep wisdom and faithful example will enrich and enliven our own faith while also giving us a fuller picture of what Methodism was like in its earliest years.

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd by Zoe Wheddon

Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The life and influence of Martha Lloyd Synopsis from the publisher: All fans of Jane Austen everywhere believe themselves to be best friends with the beloved author and this book shines a light on what it meant to be exactly that. Jane Austen's Best Friend; The Life and Influence of Martha… Continue reading Book Review: Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd by Zoe Wheddon

Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Preaching, Women in Ministry, Writing

Eye Patched & Proud: Hope for the Broken is Now Available from Touch Point Press

Amazon Author Page: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland My name is Rev. Rebecca L. Holland. I am a visually impaired pastor and author. I would just like to take a moment to share my recent joy with you, as well as some words of encouragement. Image shows Rev. Rebecca at the pulpit. Her right eye is covered… Continue reading Eye Patched & Proud: Hope for the Broken is Now Available from Touch Point Press

Blogging, Book Reviews, Books, Writing

Book Review and Blog Blitz: 52 Week of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II by Marielle S. Smith

52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II ‘With this book by your side, anything feels possible.’ Jacqueline Brown My Review After having completed three books, I can say for certain that the most challenging part for me has been sticking to a writing schedule. (By the way, I'm excited to announce that… Continue reading Book Review and Blog Blitz: 52 Week of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II by Marielle S. Smith

Blogging, Books, Disability & Accessibility

Eleven Days in June by R. P. Gibson Colley: My first book review since my eye surgery!

Welcome to my first book review since my most recent eye surgery! I'm so happy that I can finally use a computer again. Stay tuned, because tomorrow I will be sharing a belated review about a beautiful book I read in the hospital, Dreamy Days and Random Naps by Mawson Bear. My Review of Eleven… Continue reading Eleven Days in June by R. P. Gibson Colley: My first book review since my eye surgery!

Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Poetry, Women in Ministry, Writing

Prayer of Confession for Ash Wednesday

Introduction: This is a prayer of confession for Ash Wednesday. It is inspired by the suggested scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary for Year B. Please feel free to use this prayer or adapt it for use in your own church or worship setting. My goal in writing this litany was to take my… Continue reading Prayer of Confession for Ash Wednesday

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Tried Three Times: The Karemendi Story by Celeste Yost (Crime Fiction, Based on a true story)

Tried Three Times: The Karemendi Story is a novel based on real events. The author combines her own imagination with newspaper accounts and court transcripts to tell the story of how three-year-old Matthew Karemendi was murdered by his mother, Margaret Karemendi, and her lover, Roy Lockard, in Altoona, Pennsylvania on April 21, 1936.