Archive for the ‘The Joy of Serving Others’ Category

Ren’s Memorial Message

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Many people wanted to read what Ren said at mom’s memorial. Here it is!

A year, and then some.

Monday, January 31st, 2011

January 30th, 2010. A year ago today, it was freezing on the east coast. I was receiving phone calls, texts, and emails from friends and family that flights were cancelled, or that they couldn’t leave their homes due to icy roads as the snowplows hadn’t made it by. In Columbia, the gathering for Mom’s graveside […]

You Know Who You Are

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Over the past few weeks I have been in and out of the hospital twice.  This has been an eye-opening experience that one can only imagine unless they have been on the other side of this service industry.    I’ve met with a range of emotions that include appreciation, disgust, love, genuine care, disappointment, humiliation, amazement, humbleness, […]

Why are YOU Here?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Many of us – at least those around here – live our lives in relative peace.  We have enough food, a nice enough home, a car or some other reliable means of transportation,  we don’t worry too much about our safety and walk about life daily in relative security, and we are …  well … […]

We Need You Now, More than Ever

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

When Bill Green – a minister friend from Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC –  learned he was in need of a bone marrow transplant … another friend offered to help coordinate a bone marrow drive.  Now that Bill has learned that his siblings are not matches, the bone marrow drive is going to be […]