Friday, February 13, 2015

Some Progress, More to Do

A Different Kind of Winter

The joy of warmth continues,  flowers in February!


I am using this time to stretch into new responsibilities, Social Action Coordinator for the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Women.  I am reading articles and books on the various social issues.  Even though it is a stretch, scripture comforts me, “Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant…”
2 Corinthians 3:5-6.

God making us adequate to answer our prayer “Thy Kingdom come, ... on earth as it is in heaven”  

What an adventure! 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The holiday on January 19 gave us a chance to honor Dr. King's work for his work for racial justice.

In Sebring, FL, I attended a parade that honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his struggle for racial justice.

I also attended the film, Selma.

Seeing the progress made in this film, and reading current news shows there is still more to do.  It served as a reminder of Jesus' call to be part of bringing justice and equality to our country and world.

The United Methodist Women’s web site,, provides information; some is copied below.  All of you can obtain resources at this site for continuing the struggle for racial justice. 

Racial Justice: Advocacy and Education

Scriptural Inspiration
“From one ancestor he made all the nations to inhabit the whole earth.”
(Acts 17:22)

We're all in this together - consider our call!