Joyful Meanderings of a Hopeful Pastor

The Ordinary

Let's face it -- LIFE IS BUSY. We are not always aware of the presence and work of God's Holy Spirit through us and around us. Sometimes we need a small whisper to remind us to stop, look and listen...... Continue Reading →

You and I can be like Flashlights…

Sometimes my children..Wait, let me rephrase that.. Often times, my children remind me about our calling in the world... It has also become apparent to me, that I cannot always protect them  from the things that happen in the world.... Continue Reading →

A Bucket List??? (A visit to another old post, written in what feels like another lifetime!!) I don’t know about you, but as a working Mom of four active, school-aged kids, I have very little time available for myself to stop reflect,... Continue Reading →

About Birthdays….

In this post, I have included two heart inspired, thoughtful meanderings ("Beautiful Insanity", and "Birthday Wisdom") written about one of my favorite topics... Birthdays! "Beautiful Insanity" was one of my first posts written as a Norton Patch Community and Family... Continue Reading →

Fish Sticks and Grace?

This is the Sermon I wrote for Chapel this summer at Camp Cody Saturday 8/15/15. Theme: Background Check Scripture: Micah 6:8 Micah was an Old Testament Prophet – who was watching the integrity of God’s people diminish. The people would... Continue Reading →

Religious Bible Thumping Hippies?

A visit to a post I wrote three years ago... For one of my classes this week, I have been asked to reflect upon my spiritual upbringing as a child... I have not wandered too far from this place... And... Continue Reading →

Teach us to pray….

Summer Worship Series:  Sunday September 6, 2015: Teach Us to Pray Scripture Reading: Luke 11:1-4, 9-10 Anne Marie Holloway Member in Discernment Old South Union Church September has arrived and for most (both student and teacher) the academic year has... Continue Reading →

In a Moment of Silence..

NOTE: This post is a copy of my first "official" attempt at preparing sermon. Shared at Old South Union Church on Sunday July 5, 2015. Old South Union is my childhood church.  What joy it brings to have them walk... Continue Reading →

To Take A Collective Breath: The Practice of Discernment

Then it happened…We stopped, held hands, bowed heads and began to pray. Our prayer seemed to stop the sands of time, was full of depth and maturity and allowed us a moment to breathe. And as our prayer became our... Continue Reading →

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