Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Take my heart, Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for the courts above
– “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” Robert Robinson, 1758.
I’ve felt a propensity toward wandering throughout my life: a call to be on the move through our Methodist itinerant system; many years spent with a backpacking ministry called Wilderness Trail; and a soul that wanders through doubts and struggles.
These blogs are mostly the written versions of my Sunday sermons – my weekly efforts to allow the Word to work on me and share what I experience with a congregation. If my wanderings are helpful to you in your wanderings, I’m glad.
My titles include “pastor” (a United Methodist one), “wife” (to a handsome mountain man), and “mom” (to a princess daughter and rough-and-tumble son). I’m fortunate enough to serve First United Methodist Church in beautiful Sylva, NC. If you’re local, come join us some Sunday at 9 or 11am.
If you’re not fortunate enough to live in western North Carolina – then I’m glad to be connected to you over distance through Christ.