Noticing Nothings

Do you ever take blessings and good things in your life for granted? You probably do. And I definitely do, I must admit. I thought it would be fun* this morning (when I first woke up) to take a piece of paper and write down what I’m thankful for…BEFORE MY FEET HIT THE GROUND. Today’s…

Pineapple upside down cake

Happy All Saints Day! (AKA Dia de los Muertos) Halloween was yesterday–what a fun day! When I was a kid, I loved this special day to dress up, go to Fall Festivals, go trick-or-treating with friends, and eat lots of goodies…the typical stuff. And it’s still fun today. But as I’ve stepped into the world…

Uncovering Unkindness

Has your 24-hour day been ruined by 5 seconds of someone’s unkindness towards you? It’s awful, isn’t it!? We feel shocked, off balance, and our whole being feels attacked. We choose to be angry (fight!) and enraged OR completely hurt (flight!) and go to the insecure, dark places inside of us. Why do people do that?…

Summer 2019

Fall is here…and I’m thinking about apple cider and Fall leaves and, of course, baseball. So here is an awful Bible baseball joke (my apologies): Where is the first baseball game in the Bible?  In the big inning. Eve stole first, Adam stole second. Cain struck out Abel. The Giants and the Angels were rained out….

Eyeball to eyeball

Last month, I took a class where everyone was partnered up with a semi-stranger.  And we had to “stare into each other’s souls” for 60 seconds…looking into someone’s eyes without talking. (insert “eek” face!) It was really, really hard! And the whole room ended up nervous giggling at some point. Then I saw these new…

Let us swap!

September 10 is Swap Ideas Day. It is a day to share thoughts, trade/barter goods, exchange ideas, share and hear opinions and discuss viewpoints with family members, friends, co-workers, classmates and -maybe even- strangers. This unofficial holiday celebrates teamwork, recognizing that we are better as a community who collaborates! How do God’s people (the church)…

Stuff is happening

Stuff is happening all of the time, and we hope you come and hang out this Fall!  Sundays at Holmeswood Worship at 9:00 am (Nursery offered for kids 3 and under) BFG (Small groups) for ALL ages at 10:15 am   Sunday, September 23 – Stewardship Sunday and Potluck lunch, after church Let’s meet and…