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

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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Take Good Care of Yourself

As you might imagine, I am excited and looking forward to being on sabbatical, starting Monday through September 6th! The thought of rest, renewal, reading, writing and extended time with my family and friends has spurred me on since last October, when I learned that...

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