At the beginning of Advent, I planted bulbs, two handfuls of paperwhites and few amaryllis. I have been doing this every year for over 25 years. I like watching them take root and delight as they send out tentative leaves testing the air of Advent. All of this in preparation for the big show of … Continued
Back to School time brings on all the mom feelings. I’m thankful for the return to a predictable routine, but sad to let go of freedom of summer. I am glad to have a few moments of quiet, yet I will miss my kids and the noise they create when they’re gone. It’s not their … Continued
I find “calling” to be one of the most familiar words in Christian-speak. I also find it to be one of the most difficult concepts to understand. It seems that followers of Christ find peace and comfort in using the word “called” to narrate any life decisions. For example, when I was in high school, … Continued
As people changed and shaped by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we are commissioned (a fancy word for sent) to go and share that “Good News” with our neighbors, our community and the world. But who’s to say what’s truly good?
What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Bacon and eggs? Avocado toast? Cereal? Whatever it was, I bet it wasn’t fish cooked over a campfire. One of my favorite stories in scripture is that of the disciples having a breakfast of fish on the beach with the risen Christ. It’s a story full of … Continued
I love this question because it offers so many words that are a part of the language of faith – and – it gets at one of the largest tensions people of faith face as they seek to live their lives faithfully and in the modern world. It is always important to remember that doctrines … Continued
This week, the world watched as one of the most iconic cathedrals in the Western world was consumed by fire. As time passed, images surfaced of Notre-Dame de Paris engulfed in smoke and flames; and many wondered if the thousand year-old building would survive. It seems a bit haunting to consider the devastation of this … Continued
Each year, BWIM NC recognizes the contributions of individuals and churches to the cause of women in ministry with two awards. Determined by the Leadership Board, the awards are The Anne Thomas Neil Award and The Church Award. The Church Award is given to congregations who are exemplary in supporting and encouraging the cause of women in ministry. The symbol … Continued
On Saturday, March 2, our Missions Kids planted our spring garden. What fun we had! We planted lettuce (2 kinds) and curly kale. Our tiny hands tenderly dug holes and gently planted young lettuce plants and kale plants. Each plant then got a drink of water. We also helped Mrs. Brewer plant beets. She had … Continued
13 people from Greystone Baptist Church worked in Lumberton on January 10-12 rebuilding houses. Two of the houses had not heat while two other houses were heated. We tore out sub-flooring and replaced sub-flooring, hung insulation, laid lauan sheeting over the sub-flooring, replaced baseboards, set 2 bathroom vanities and attached kitchen cabinets.