Sweet nativities in Kodak

Icy roads caused school to be closed on December 11, but that didn’t stop Kodak United Methodist Church from going ahead with its monthly community dinner. Pastor Melissa Smith says it was only the second time the congregation hosted “Kodak Church Night." Seventy people attended, including eight who are not church members. The idea is... Continue Reading →

We give you thanks, O Lord.

For food in a world where many walk in hunger;For faith in a world where many walk in fear;For friends in a world where many walk alone;We give you thanks, O Lord. Amen. -- From "Blessed Be Our Table" (2003), Anglican Church of Canada -- Photo above: Women of Mountain View United Methodist Church (Dublin,... Continue Reading →

A chili winner for the winter

Kendall Heath does not like “traditional” chili. So her mother, Staycie, took notice when her 15-year-old daughter came home talking about a white chicken chili that her friend’s mom made. Staycie found a recipe on a site called “Plain Chicken” that was such a hit in her family, she decided to enter the dish in... Continue Reading →

On pie and a pathway to healing

Tonight is the first time in a few years that Susan felt like doing a quintessentially autumnal ordinary meal photo, as she likes to say. Sometimes Susan and I think the ordinary things that used to seem fun and heartwarming will never hold any charm or interest again, with the losses we have undergone as... Continue Reading →

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