"What do you miss, Mom?"

My daughter and her boyfriend were sharing dinner with me at a local restaurant when she asked me the question.  And, it is one that is fun to answer because I get to think of all the good things that have been part of my life.  

I miss being able to drive to my Mom and/or brother’s homes or to my friends’ homes to hang out.  I miss the many friends of all skin colors that were part of my everyday faith journey.  I miss Bible Study with Bob and the many partnerships I had put in place.  I miss the comfort of knowing how to get everyday things done. 

I celebrate that, despite, the clarion call to go where I could be more effective in my ministry, God had given me a whole lot of good. 

Today, the snow has largely melted away and I prepare for worship with generous and love-filled people.  My sermon is one of which I’m proud—God gave me a good word from Isaiah.   I celebrate the ease of movement--it took less than an hour to drive Rachel and Jake to the airport. 

Because of all the good in the past, I look forward to what God is doing today.  I moved into my new home on Wednesday.  In answer to prayer, my new neighbors came over to say “hello.”  How wonderful!  Another blessing is, because so many volunteer their gifts here at Wright Congregational UCC, I have time and space to be Pastor.   

While God’s goodness continues, it is faithful to reflect on what you miss from days of old.  In answer, you might just get a nudge to do something new. 

Last Monday, to fill the need I have for Community Bible Study, I led a study around our Sunday scripture via Zoom, at 10:00 a.m.   Glenda joined me last week and revealed a beautiful image that I will share in worship.  You do not need any Biblical experience just a willingness to share what Spirit says to you as you read. 

Please join in our Bible Study, starting a week from Monday, 10:00 a.m., November 28th

Here’s the link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84340332250
Meeting ID: 843 4033 2250

The scripture for study is Romans 15: 4–13

If you want to show up in person, join me in the conference room between my office and Liz's. 

Blessings and Love, Pastor Heather

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