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

Why We Do What We Do

By now you have likely heard about the outcome of the United Methodist Special General Conference held earlier this week. Needless to say, I experienced moments of great pain, disappointment, sadness, and utter disbelief along with many of my colleagues. Though the...

read more

Pray For Our Church

Early Sunday morning, I plan to fly to St. Louis, MO to attend the Special General Conference of the United Methodist Church. There are 864 elected clergy and lay delegates from around the world who will act upon a report of the Commission on the Way Forward. At the...

read more

Love Yourself

On Wednesday afternoon during the Young Theater Makers class, the youngsters (3-5 year olds) were asked who they were going to say, “I love you” to on Valentine’s Day. As you might imagine, there were a variety of responses like: my mom, dad, sister, brother, friends...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more