10 04, 2016

He Restores My Soul

2017-03-28T14:57:40-05:00 April 10th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Reverend Bill Denham Every hospital visit is unique. Different rooms, patients, medical issues, outcomes. One of the things that some special lay men and women do is volunteer to visit hospitalized persons in the Medical Center. These volunteers enter the hospital room knowing that they represent not only St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, but also the healing hands and voice of Jesus the Christ. Before entering a hospital room the volunteer washes his/her hands and, more often than not, offers up a silent prayer, asking God to be with them in this visit. These men and women [...]

3 04, 2016

He Will Provide

2017-03-28T14:57:44-05:00 April 3rd, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Patrick Long-Quian When I started senior year in high school, the number one thing people told me was to get my college applications finished early. I tried, but that just didn’t happen. The stress started piling up; the stress of deciding what I was going to do for the rest of my life at the age of 18, the stress of how I was going to pay for this monumental step in my education and life. In the fall of 2015 my voice teacher told me that someone from a music school was coming to Houston for [...]

13 03, 2016

A Verbal Three-Leaf Clover

2017-03-28T14:57:50-05:00 March 13th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Rev. Bill Denham I remember learning my ABC’s in kindergarten. I remember learning my times tables, with flash cards, in the 3rd grade. I don’t remember learning any creeds. I don’t remember learning any because I was not reared in a church which had them. I am glad that each of my children has learned and that each of my grandchildren will learn the Apostles’ Creed. We are blessed that we have creeds, several of them in fact. The one we say most often is the Apostles’ Creed. Repetition is key in learning. Repeating over and over [...]

24 01, 2016

We Make Friends!

2017-03-28T14:58:03-05:00 January 24th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

When Deanna Wilson retired at 55, she and her husband Dick considered participating in Mainstreamers programs but thought they might be too young. Yet they kept seeing the St Luke’s bus at fun restaurants and reconsidered. “These people were so much older, and we didn’t really belong there, but we want to go to fun restaurants on the bus too!” And so began 21 years of fun with the senior adult program at St. Luke’s. They were indeed some of the youngest people onboard the bus, but sort of loved that! Mainstreamers programs provided them with excellent speakers and [...]