2017 Lenten Reflection – Bill C

Readings: Hebrews 11: 1-6,   1 Corinthians 13:1-13

So far, I have been given about 28.2 million minutes on this earth (give or take 100,000). Tonight, I’ve been given about 15 minutes to tell you about it. Fortunately for you all, my memory isn’t that good…

My thoughts may seem a bit random or scattered as I share them with you. But, I hope, when I’m done, you’ll see the connection.

I was born in Providence. I’ve always found special meaning in being able to say that. Even when the context of that statement refers to a locality or a zip code, which it almost always does, I say it with an understanding that I truly WAS… born in Providence – born into the loving and benevolent guidance of God – born into God’s loving grace, as were all of you.… [Read More]

2017 Lenten Reflection – May

Hello, fellow members on this journey! During this year, two experiences have changed my life. First, this simple act of describing my own spiritual journey.  And second, traveling on a month-long series of airline journeys.  To illustrate, I will ask for the help of 3 ghosts, imitating Dicken’s Christmas Carol.

For the Ghost of Journeys PAST, I’ll point first to my family: Many parents can tell you how their children created a new connection with the world. In turn, my husband Jack & I celebrate our 40th anniversary this year.  It‘s been a fascinating 40 years – Thanks, Jack!… [Read More]

2017 Lenten Reflection – Temi

Shared on March 29th, 2017


Thank you all for coming, and having me to share my faith journey.

When I was writing this, I said to myself I have to shorten this, otherwise I will be writing a book here. Because my faith journey started right from the womb, full of testimonies and wonder, worshiping the power of God. I see this presence around me all the time.

My parents had me late in life. My mom was almost 50 years old, when there was no medical breakthrough of in-vitro fertilization, so God was at work here!… [Read More]

2017 Lenten Reflection – Tom

Shared on March 15ht, 2017

I am here this evening because of my parents, three amazing women, a Rock Opera and an 18th century preacher from Epworth, Lincolnshire.

Let’s start with my parents – which makes sense – as that’s where I got started…  My faith journey begins with them at West Barrington Methodist.  Church was in many ways the center of my parents’ lives.  It was not just their spiritual life, it was their social life. They served on committees, and served church dinners, my father raised money for our fellowship and literally helped raise the roof of the church to enlarge the community space. … [Read More]

2017 Lenten Reflection – Bill

Shared on March 8th, 2017

John 20:24-29 – New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them.… [Read More]