Now It’s Our Turn

I work for an organization that has provided loans and scholarships to United Methodist students for over 150 years.  Recently, the office sent me some folders to look through. Most were inquiries and response letters from the 1960’s related to peoples’ interest in providing will or estate gifts to support these students. A couple things…

We Aren’t Provided Tomorrow

This was one of those weeks.  Two people died unexpectedly.  Neither I knew well, but well enough. The brother of one of my good friends fell down a flight of steps, suffered significant injuries, and it didn’t end well.  The other was a person I’d served on a community board with and died very unexpectedly…

Remnants

We had a huge parsonage in my high school years. On the second level was a pull-down set of steps to the attic. One day I decided it needed to be explored and I found a beautiful pair of frames. They were solid oak with pewter trims. They were remnants of someone who had lived…