Welcome to Pastor Cathy's blog on life and faith!

Grieving Well

Two weeks ago, I flew to North Carolina to attend the funeral of a dear friend’s father who had passed away unexpectedly. Having known her family for nearly 25 years, I felt their loss as my own. Her father was a deeply committed Christian and loved his wife, three...

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Love is Patient, Love is Kind

Jesus summed up all the laws and commandments by saying that we are to love God above all else and our neighbor as ourselves. Yet we know how challenging this can be sometimes, don’t we? Most often, we love people the way we want to love them rather than the way they...

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Morning By Morning

One of the hymns we sang in worship last Sunday was Great Is Thy Faithfulness.  It is a favorite of mine and was written by Thomas O. Chisholm, who was a school teacher and ordained Methodist minister for a brief time.    The hymn speaks of God’s unwavering love and...

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Compelled By Faith

Over the years, I have heard stories about how Martin Luther King, Jr. never set out to lead a movement in American history. Initially, he never saw himself as anything other than a Baptist preacher, minister of the gospel, and pastor of a local church following his...

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Remember Your Baptism

On Sunday, December 2nd last year, I had the privilege of baptizing Nazaro Montgomery (use of name and story granted by permission of his parents). He is a beautiful little boy of nineteen months and as precocious as any toddler can be. There are moments when I still...

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The Journey to Somewhere

This Sunday, we will celebrate Epiphany at our church. The gospel reading is always the story of the magi or wise men who travelled a great distance to visit Jesus. Contrary to Christmas greeting cards and pageant stories, many Biblical scholars suggest that those...

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