Message from Martha February 2019
January 2019 has come and gone. New Year’s resolutions have been made and broken. Which makes one wonder, “Why bother?” Why not just accept that things are going to continue to be pretty much like they have been? Then a message comes. Jonathan tells me that construction fencing is up, and RHUMC folk are having to deal with piles of dirt and loud noise. Over the last few years, some people have felt discontented with the buildings that were just not what the congregation needed to house the fantastic ministry of the congregation and the possibilities you saw for the future. So some hopeful visions were created and resolutions made. Without those resolutions there would be no fencing, dirt or noise – or beautiful, adequate new facilities. I am still a believer in resolutions and made some for myself this year. If you know me, you know that one of them has to do with weight. The older I get the rounder I become. I am more hopeful about some of the others, a couple of which I have already made the personal equivalent of fence, dirt and noise. The clean slate of a new year is a great time for a fresh look at what needs to happen in your life and to create some hopeful visions for the future. Who knows? You may soon have to contend with some personal fence, dirt, and noise.
Weaving Prayer Into the Tapestry of Life
Martha Rowlett is a minister in the United Methodist Church, a prolific blogger, and author of four books on prayer. Her book, Weaving Prayer Into the Tapestry of Life, provides an overview of the understanding and practice of prayer, offering an invitation to the reader to move from thinking to doing.
Read Martha’s writings from her blog at WeavingPrayerIntoTheTapestryOfLife.Com
Former senior pastor at Rolling Hills, Martha has served in local churches and on Conference staff in the United Methodist Church. Originally from Virginia, she has lived most of her adult life in California and Washington and currently enjoys mountain living in Asheville, North Carolina.