Welcome to Pastor Cathy's blog on life and faith!Pastor Cathy takes a brief writing break during July and August. Look for the next reflection after Labor Day!
The Reverend Dr. Cathy S. Gilliardread more
Happy Easter! We are still in the season, you know. As a matter of fact, what we experienced on April 1st was just the beginning of the Easter season that takes us to Pentecost Sunday on May 20th. Lent and Holy Week are about embracing the realities of death and all...read more
This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season; a series of days and weeks that invite us to pause from the rush of our lives and take notice of what is happening within and around us, as we look toward celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ into the world. This...read more
One of my favorite television commercials is Walgreen’s “Thanks for Giving.” It’s a play on words with children from around the world playing in the background and having the very best time: Thanks for giving Leeann the strength to outrun her brother. Thanks for...read more
One of my dear friend’s mom has Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a day-to-day journey but he handles it with great care, patience, and fortitude. Sometimes, he shares stories about how her memory has diminished over the years. For example, she often asks for relatives who...read more
There was a moment during worship last Sunday when I looked at my watch and it was 11:23. There was no way of knowing then how that exact moment would later trigger such a connection to a fellow faith community hundreds of miles away in Sutherland Springs, Texas. ...read more