Joyful Meanderings of a Hope-filled Traveler

Anne Marie Holloway: Thoughts for the journey…

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 →

On Healing..

Thoughts on Healing.... In preparation for our first year Confirmation class that meets weekly, we have been reading the Book of Psalms. We introduced a “Psalms Reading Plan” that suggests a few Psalms for the youth to read and reflect... Continue Reading →

My Journey to Answer…

I was asked to write about my faith journey and my calling to ministry as a part of the discernment process. As I sat down to reflect and eventually begin writing this, I thought about how we ask our youth... Continue Reading →

Faith is a gift..

We call her sunshine and showers. She wears her heart on her sleeve and contains more Grace then any little creature I have ever known. She will cry when she is happy and she will laugh when she is sad.... Continue Reading →

Broken Ornaments and Spilled Egg-Nog

I sit on the floor looking at the mess that is my living room. I watch our kitten crash through the scraps of wrapping paper and ribbon that cover the floor and I just have to smile. I have long... Continue Reading →

The Sacred Space of Relationship

With the religious practices of the traditional church evolving and emerging within the context of the 21st century, one cornerstone of the church remains constant – that is, the value found in the cultivation of relationship. I view one of... Continue Reading →

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