For Valentine's weekend my three ladies and I joined an established group of friends who camp together. We took over five sites at Degray Lake State Park in Arkansas. There were twelve adults and ten children. We had a fabulous time and learned some important life lessons. Camping with other kids is constant entertainment for … Continue reading Camp Church
Sunday February 9, 2020, Grand Cane UMC and First UMC Mansfield (a two point charge) in Louisiana, invited us to give the Sermon. It was in celebration of UMW Sunday. They are two of the most welcoming churches we have visited. The United Methodist Women is a General Agency composed of amazing mission warriors and … Continue reading UMW Sunday Speak Louisiana
Something Elizabeth and I recently decided is we would like to publish our sermons from the different churches we have the honor of speaking to. As a way of preservation and sharing of what God has put on our hearts in words, we will begin to put our notes and words from our travels. I … Continue reading Grace United Methodist Church Speak
I believe it is important to be reminded that Jesus is not attached to one specific group of people who choose to believe in Jesus as the bridegroom of the Christian Church. We do not have the corner of the blessings of God through Jesus, nor should we hold the arrogance to believe we are, … Continue reading Blessed are the Agnostics…words from Nadia Bolz-Weber
We are entering the second week of Lent. How have you decided to use this introspective season in the church? As we prepare for the betrayal, crucification, and ultimately the Resurrection of Christ, we are invited to exam our lives, what stands between us and God, and how we can more fully connect with our … Continue reading Lenten Meditation #1
Am I the only one feeling the call of the chili when the weather turns cold? A fragrant meal that sinks all the way to the toes, thawing every body part on the way down. The weather in Central Arkansas has been unpredictable at best. It is caught somewhere between short-sleeve shirt temperatures and wearing … Continue reading Half-way Whole30 and Chili Time!
This morning I awoke heartbroken. To be honest, I went to sleep last night heart broken and hopeless. Yesterday, by a vote of 438 to 384 The special called General Conference pushed through The Traditionalist Plan regarding human sexuality. Reverend Adam Hamilton spoke of the is plan as a "regressive traditional plan with teeth." Essentially … Continue reading UMC General Conference 2019
Ok, seven days done and 23 more to go. I believe I have passed the "grouchy, I'd rather eat your finger (cause I know they are full of sugar) than talk to you" phase. This was especially true for my children. As day three fell on Valentine's Day and my two beautiful, if not over … Continue reading Week 1-Whole30
(-It's bandwagon time) I groaned myself out of bed the other day and made my way towards the bathroom, as per my usual daily routine. In the pre-dawn space of crusty eyes and failing mental acuity, I shook the night's malaise from my head and gazed in the mirror. It was in this reflection I … Continue reading Whole 30
Why McCormicks in Motion? Read to learn about how we arrived here and the path we took.