August 3, 2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman

Beloved: One of the hardest transitions for me as a pastor every year is when the calendar slides from July to August. It is still summer, but fall is already casting a long shadow I can’t ignore. School supplies fill the store shelves. Gardens are producing in abundance (well, ours isn’t, but that is aContinue reading “August 3, 2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman”

July 19,2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman

Beloved: This week’s Preacher Woman comes to you from  “on location” at Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp. How blessed we are to have this fabulous resource so close by! Today is a bit cooler than yesterday, and I have set up shop at a picnic table near the green playing field. The trees are castingContinue reading “July 19,2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman”

July 12, 2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman

Beloved: Tuesday mornings at 8:30, I sit at a dining table at East Cascade Living Center and wait for the chairs to fill up. We are always a bit slow in starting, since not everyone lives in the same building, and because nearly all of the participants need the assistance of a walker to getContinue reading “July 12, 2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman”

July 6, 2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman

Beloved: When, not quite a year ago, our belongings finally arrived in Madras,  Mike and I went right to work creating home. It was fun finding just the right place for our furniture and books, hanging pictures, figuring out the most convenient places to store special items. We didn’t totally succeed, because all this takesContinue reading “July 6, 2018, Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman”

Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman, 6/14/17

Beloved: So, I was wrong. Sorry about that. On Mother’s Day I gave you some inaccurate information. I mentioned that Father’s Day was a late addition to the national calendar—which is true—but the earliest Father’s Day Sunday actually goes back to the early 20th century. There are several stories surrounding this special day, but theContinue reading “Weekly Note From the Preacher Woman, 6/14/17”