Alka's Angle

  • March is Women’s History Month! It is also the season of Lent! As you already know we are creating a Mosaic during worship, while we talk about the Mosaic of our lives where God uses all our life experiences to create the person God intends for us to be. No part of us, no piece of our lives is left out or lost in God’s mosaic of our lives.

  • On Sunday, at church, we talked about the Israelites learning to live a free life -- free from slavery, free from the injustices and unnecessary rules that had made life difficult for them in Egypt. We talked about how difficult that transition must have been for them -- to enter into a new land where you know nothing. You must start all over again!

  • I have been having trouble with the faucet in my kitchen lately. The faucet is leaking! No, let me clarify. Every time I turn the faucet off -- it leaks. And I know I am the only one who is having this problem because I don’t see it leaking when I am turning it on. It leaks, only, when I turn it off! Strange, right? I thought so too!

  • We have been talking about the state of the United Methodist Church for months now, but the reality is that most churches are experiencing this decline in membership. I know in this situation it is normal for regular church goers to feel depleted, disappointed and spent.

  • Beloveds, last Sunday we meditated on the “Beatitudes” of Jesus and I have not been able to forget the fact that Jesus was preparing his disciples to be called names and insulted and rejected when they will do what Jesus was preparing them to do -- to feed the hungry, to care for the needy, to tend to the sick, to speak against the injustices of the empire and to stand with the least, the last, and the forgotten.