Thursday, May 20, 2010

6 a.m. Snooze

(Sometimes I forget to be who I am...a poet.)

I awoke in the darkness
knowing it was morning,
but not wanting to move
from the warmth of my comfort,
not wanting to face the dawn
not wanting to touch feet to floor
or skin to robe
or arm to sleeve
or foot to stocking.

I awoke in the darkness
and ignored the coming dawn
and slept again,
until it was light...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mabel UMCHenson Chapel UMC

Yesterday I had the difficult task of telling the congregations that I serve that I would be leaving them in June. I am being appointed to another parish. I am going to miss all the people I have come to know and love. We have been together for four years, and during those years they have supported Ed and me during some pretty rough seasons in our lives, the death of both my sister, my mother, and many friends. We pastors sometimes feel that we are the sustaining and supporting ones, but I have learned that we are together for a purpose. We are together to carry the good news of the love, grace and mercy of Jesus Christ...and we do this by not only our words, but by loving one another. I am so thankful for my years in this parish. These are some of the best people in the world!