Posts from January 2020

Posts from January 2020

Dealing with Loss

On Sunday our nation lost a great athlete and philanthropist following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. People deal with loss, all kinds of loss, every day. When that loss is death and the person is well known, it brings that loss into a greater sense of awareness, because we have a connection with the person, even if it is through mass media. How many times have you…

Rainy Days and Mondays

“Rainy Days and Monday’s always get me down.” Karen Carpenter I’m starting this cold rainy Monday in Atlanta taking a week-long course in transitional ministry, preparing for that time when I “retire” and then begin a new ministry wherever God leads me. In one of my readings there was a sentence that gave me pause. The author said we are ALL in transition and all pastors…

Epiphany Stars

At our service for Epiphany Sunday, I pulled my star and received the word “knowledge.” There are all kinds of knowing. If I had known I was going to be in a car accident on Monday, I would have taken a different route. Alas, I was creeping  along on the Ravenel bridge in bumper to bumper traffic when an elderly lady rammed my rear end and did major damage to her car…