Saturday, February 28, 2015

It was May 12, 2009 – I was at work at The Williston Northampton School. I knew my brother was visiting my parents and when he did he often would call to check in. I answered my office phone, it was Bob and all he said was, “Lin, its Dad, we’re at Franklin County Hospital”. … [Read more…]

Friday, February 27, 2015

On the morning of August 14, 2014, my husband Don woke me up to say he was having chest pains and was sweaty. He called 911, I got dressed, the EMT’s arrived and gave him a nitroglycerin pill. We were told that if the pill worked and the pain disappeared, that meant there was a … [Read more…]

Thursday, February 26, 2015

An “Aha!” moment for me happened some thirty-five years ago when I met with a small group led by our young priest, who was encouraging us in our personal prayer.  Prayer is communication with God.  He pointed out that each of us has our own style in conversation, our own ways of expressing ourselves, and … [Read more…]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A few years ago I was at a wedding reception having dinner with a college friend I hadn’t seen in a while. As we caught up with each other, he asked if I was dating anyone. I said no and quickly asked him the same question to avoid having him ask me anything else about … [Read more…]

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I saw myself in a whole, new light the day I cut my hair. Being an African-American woman, a lot of people make you believe that “straight hair is good hair.” And that’s what I use to believe. I remember going to the beauty shop with my mother as a child and always asking her … [Read more…]

Monday, February 23, 2015

God moments come at unexpected times, even in the midst of blizzards.  During our first blizzard I was reluctantly putting on my snowpants and boots to go out and start the process of clearing the snow, when the doorbell rang.  I was startled that anyone had waded through the waist high drift to get to … [Read more…]

Saturday, February 21, 2015

For seven weeks Bonnie and I have been going in to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center for daily radiation to exorcise a few stray cancer cells discovered in my prostate during a biopsy in September.  We have two more weeks plus two additional sessions to go.  The radiations are painless, take little time, and … [Read more…]

Friday, February 20, 2015

What a wonderful Sunday we had when we had Rev. Brian Flynn from St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Churches preach the homily and worship with us. Rev. Jane Gould preached at St. Mary’s, their Saturday 4pm service and Rev. Jon Niketh preached at Sacred Heart. We can pray and work together by setting … [Read more…]

Thursday, February 19, 2015

When I was in Florida, I was really young but I remember my mom had a seizure while she was driving. She lost control of the car and we crashed into a tree on the highway. My seatbelt broke and I went flying forward. Even though she wasn’t in her right state of mind my … [Read more…]

God Blog for Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015

During the season of Lent, members of St. Stephen’s will offer brief daily reflections on an experience or a moment of transformation when we saw ourselves or someone else or an event in a whole new light. People are invited to share our “Aha” moments when God changes the landscape of life in small or large ways. Today … [Read more…]