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…

Moving Beyond Story to Parable

Parsonage Parables began as a way to connect with my siblings of my recollections about growing up in a pastor’s family. I would send some stories to my family and then began posting a few writings on Facebook.  A couple people encouraged me to begin this blog. My original idea was to post every week…

We’re Building Dreams

A few years ago there was a TV commercial with people building an airplane while it was in flight.  They were welding on the metal, putting in seats, and constructing the plane while it was flying. There were passengers sitting in seats with “wind-tunnel” faces.  A flight attendant was pouring orange juice which, due to…

Where We Could Help

In honor of our mission team currently in Haiti, I list this from a couple years ago, in the first book I published – Paths, Proverbs, & Parables from Haiti Today I mourn for the people of Haiti I mourn a place where people won’t eat today.Where children won’t go to school this year. Where…