Tag Archives: spring

You Can Get Your “Shout” Back

First, let me just add, I’m not a Pentecostal, but I do occasionally find myself in the position of shouting in worship.  The Holy Spirit has a way of doing that to you.  Sometimes you shed a tear, sometimes you … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

New Hats and Methodist Conferences

It’s a Spring ritual.  Old timers say it used to be an autumn ritual, but that’s before my day, and since I never experienced it, I can only write from what I know. But every year when the Day Lilies … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Nuptials”

My parents married on May 17 at the pretty little Morrison Chapel in the iconic year of 1957. In those days the newspaper carried long, flowery narratives of these events, describing the bridesmaids’ dresses and the bride’s dress, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Toward An Appalachian Christian Spirituality, Part 3: Dealing with Limitations, Sin and Death

Life is sometime hard for people who live in rural areas.  Appalachians face hardship from a number of areas.  Having come to live in the shelter of mountains, the people have found isolation and “apartness” to be an unswerving fact. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,