Teach Us How To Pray

prayer (prer) noun: prayer; plural noun: prayers a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. “I’ll say a prayer for him” synonyms: invocation, intercession, devotion; archaicorison “the priest’s murmured prayers” a religious service, … Continue reading

Seeing Red(der)

On February 19, 2017, I delivered a message called “Seeing Red” to Vestal UMC.  On June 18, 2017, I delivered that message again, this time to Walland UMC and, somewhere along the way, the message changed; not in its basic … Continue reading

To the Hesitant

Message for Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day), 2017 at Vestal UMC Today’s passage from John 14 takes place the night before the crucifixion, the evening of the Last Supper. They’re gathered around the table, Judas has already left the party, it’s … Continue reading

Down On the Farm

Spirit Dog Farm is a micro-farm located on 4+ acres of reclaimed farmland in Knox County in East Tennessee. Before being parceled off more than a few decades ago, it was used to raise corn and a couple market calves. … Continue reading


Oh, yay, another homeschooling, homesteading, long dresses and hair in a bun blogger! Ummm, nope. Not at all.  We are a fairly stereotypical American family living in a metropolitan statistical area of approximately 1,000,000 people. We have, by farming standards, a … Continue reading

Let Me In

Once again, I have been blessed to have conducted the worship service at Walland UMC. Below are the components of the service and my message.  Thank you, Rev. David Fugatt, for allowing me this opportunity and congratulations on your promotion … Continue reading