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.

Easter 2017My 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 Andrews UMC in beautiful Andrews, NC.  If you’re local, come join us some Sunday at 11am.

If you’re not fortunate enough to live in or near Andrews, NC – then I’m glad to be connected to you over distance through Christ.

Much love,
Rev. Mary



  1. Steve & Carolyn Saunders · · Reply

    Really enjoyed worshipping with you all today! We are here on VAC; leave for home on Tuesday! God bless you & your family & church family!

    1. Glad you joined us! Enjoy your vacation and visit whenever you’re in town. 🙂

  2. Am I in?
    This is my first time.

    1. Ray, you’ve arrived! Glad you found the blog. I will post this week’s sermon shortly after the service ends.

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