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28 08, 2016

Finding a Beautiful Group

2017-03-28T14:56:27-05:00August 28th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on Finding a Beautiful Group

By Victoria Klinker About four years ago, my father Paul Gatlin was diagnosed with a brain disease called Frontal Temporal Degeneration. The lives of everyone in our family were drastically changed, but the bond of our family has only become stronger. Three years ago, my husband Matt and I were searching to find the perfect church family for our future together. Matt was raised Roman Catholic and I was a very active member of the UCC church. Together, we found St. Luke’s, and I also quickly found the United Methodist Women (UMW.) I established an instant bond with [...]

31 01, 2016

The Courage to Let Go: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for January 31, 2016

2017-03-28T14:58:01-05:00January 31st, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on The Courage to Let Go: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for January 31, 2016

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER God, When I look around me at the burdens so many people carry, I am sometimes overwhelmed. Their faces bear the marks of the journey. Furrowed brows. Stoic expressions. Flat eyes. Even counterfeit smiles. And when I think particularly about the people I love the most, my fear is magnified. I want to fix everything in their circumstance. I want to meddle in their lives. I want to make their decisions for them. I am so arrogant as [...]