Now, I know that we all know that welcoming people and being hospitable are important characteristics of ourselves as a Christian community – and in general we are very friendly people.  But if you are like me, maybe we all need to be reminded again.

Waking Up from Playing Possum

Laugh Possum is a great game for turning frustration or grumpiness into joy. The kids might have been uncomfortable in the car or hungry or tired, but nothing ever matters when Laugh Possum commences. By the end of the first round, the entire family is overflowing with laughter.

Post It Notes are the Best!

Post It Notes are the best. They come in all different sizes and colors. They’re convenient when you want to jot down a phone number or a short grocery list. And, they stick to almost anything!!! I love Post Its and always have a stash of them around because I’ve been known to use an…

Coaching Softball

I’ve been working on something new in my spare time. My daughter’s softball team needed a head coach…

The What and Why of Children’s Discipleship at FUMC Hurst

I shared these things at the parent meeting the other night and I’ve realized that some of you may be new around here, or maybe we just haven’t had these conversations in a while, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a few things about Children’s Discipleship so that our entire congregation knows…

A Few Things About Me

I was quite nervous about my first blog post. I just wasn’t sure what to say. I asked around the office and was told that I could write about anything, to be creative…So, here goes nothing.

Olympic Spirit

This is not news to many of you: I love the Olympics! It doesn’t make much sense considering how very un-athletic I am, but I have been drawn to the Summer and Winter Games since childhood. There is something about watching people who have spent years training for one moment. I’m always so proud of…

Happy New Year!

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine made a comment about how August, and the beginning of school will always be her “new year”… It got me thinking about the different ‘new years’ that are celebrated, and how these cycles and rhythms help shape our lives.

Connections: Inefficient and Imperative

am efficiently completing my to-do list, I am not stopping at Waffle House for dinner and asking why the waiter’s name tag says “Magical Cat.” Conversely, if I do stop to ask a question of connection, opening myself to listen to the response is inefficient.

If You Don’t Have Hope, Why Bother?

What am I doing to preserve our home planet? What am I doing to conserve our precious natural resources? Am I doing all I can?” The answer was no. But, reading Jane Goodall’s words gives me hope that I will do more.