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

Sharing Stories, Sharing Lives

One of the most intimate gifts we can give another person is to share some of our life stories and invite them to share some of theirs.  We all have so many waiting to be spoken and heard, and while it might take a bit more time for some to share than others, it is...

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Building Our Future

You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. — 2 Corinthians 9:11-12...

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One Great Law

It seems like we need a rule, mandate, or law for almost everything these days. Wear a mask that covers nose and mouth. Stand or sit 6 feet apart from the person in front or behind you. Get the COVID vaccine free of charge, with financial incentives in some areas, and...

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Living With Purpose

What has your life been saying to you lately? What does it want, need, or can offer others at this particular time? How are your values and beliefs aligning with hopes, dreams, and passions? Where are you feeling most alive? These are good questions to be asking...

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GOAT: The Greatest of All Time

A few weeks ago, I had lunch with my dear friend David Forbes, his wife Toni, brother Jim, and sister-in-law Betty. As is often the case with clergy-types, the conversation soon turned toward “the Church”, church members, sermons, and scripture. At one point, Jim...

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This Far By Faith

I hope you are well and taking good care. I am excited to be back in New York City and at PAUMC! My sabbatical was transformative, and I remain grateful for the support of our congregation and staff, as well as the Lilly Endowment for the opportunity to step away,...

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