Play!

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw I see this quote each time I go to my gym, and it makes me pause each and every time I read it. It helps me remember that “old” isn’t a number, it is a mindset....

How is it November already?!

There are a lot of challenges to life in the social media age, but one of the things I love is the month of November on Facebook. So many people on my friends list, Christian and non-Christian alike, take the 11th month to list 30 things they are thankful for. One per...

Movie Screening: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Share the Facebook Event with your neighbors! ***LIMITED SEATING, YOU MUST RESERVE TICKETS TO ATTEND*** To reserve seats, please contact Pastor Anna (pastoranna@linworthumc.org) or call the church office (614-336-8485) Please join us on Sunday, November 24th at AMC...

Marathon Monday Musing

Forgive the running related post… As an amateur runner, I tend to still be amazed that my body and my spirit let me do some of the things I’ve done. Yesterday I ran the Columbus Marathon, my 4th marathon. While my time was not my personal best, I had one goal: run to...

Growing Pumpkins

I attended a conference in Kansas a few weeks ago, and in the pre-conference continuing education seminars, I heard from Will Mancini. Appropriate for our entrance into fall, I heard him tell the story of a pumpkin… “A pumpkin farmer was strolling through her rows of...

Making Our Favorite New

You may have noticed that I’ve taken a few Mondays between posts. I’ve been traveling, some for work and some for vacation, and I’m looking forward to being home and falling back into my routine (and I plan on next week’s post being a more detailed account of...

Putting a Name with a Face

Funny Story: I have this uncanny way of being appointed to congregations who have just published their photo directory. For the years I’ve been in ministry, my family had not been seated for a directory photo session, nor did I have the privilege of being in the...

Better Late Than Never…

I awoke at 3:15 a.m. to a phone call. The nature of the call is irrelevant, but as I struggled to get back to sleep afterwards, I did what health experts say NOT to do. I looked at my cell phone screen, and as I did I saw an email from someone who had emailed me and...

Tuesday’s Monday Musing…

baptizatus sum The words that Pastor Gene shared on Sunday have reverberated in my heart for the last 26 or so hours. It has been said that Martin Luther used to stare at these words to remind himself of the claim of God upon his life. I’ve muttered them throughout my...

Record Keeping

“People used to make records As in a record of an event The event of people Playing music In a room” – Ani DiFranco I’ve just finished reading the memoir of my favorite folk artist, Ani DiFranco (disclosure: her music is riddled with words some define as cursing...