Making changes requires adjustments. Ten years ago, I radically altered my life to write a novel. Now it’s time to prune activities that have grown like tree suckers to encourage healthy growth in other areas.
Dynamic Woman — Changing Times
I avoid shopping rummage sales ever since I spent two years clearing 60 years of stuff out of my parents’ house. To my surprise, I enjoyed volunteering at our recent church rummage sale. Besides raising money for missions, I saw multiple benefits to the community.
Have you ever thought of writing a hymn? I was challenged in a Hymnology class to do just that. Under the guidance of our church music director, Dr. David Wilson, I adapted a poem and pianist Vitaly Serebriakov set it to music. On March 10, we introduced Dust and Ashes to the congregation at Christ Church in Goodyear, AZ. I’m sharing my notes on the process, hoping to encourage others to try their hand at hymn writing.
Because the relevance of faith is under siege in our culture, I’m attending a lecture series titled What’s Happening in 21st Century Religion? The audience is diverse. That’s good. I want to know what people are thinking about the role of religion and faith in their lives.
Clyde here. No proud feline who’s done well for himself fails to give back. My sincere desire is to inspire my feral and semi-feral brothers and sisters to lead healthier lives by using their human resources wisely. In Chapter Two of my life story, I discuss staff training.
© Sydney Avey