Marla’s Moments

Pray with Us

Throughout the years many good Christian people have expressed to me a desire to better their prayer life.  What better time to begin than now? You are invited to join us in a 24 hour Chain Of Prayer to begin on Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 9pm and concluding at 9pm on Good Friday, […]

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Happy Joy Filled Holy Year!

The holidays came and went in a flurry but it was absolutely wonderful to reconnect with far away friends and to host the family for the holidays.  It really IS the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be the most desperate and stressful time as well.  I rediscovered that If we […]

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Life Is Fragile; Love Is Not

“We had an active shooter here.” That was the text I received this morning from my sister. A chill ran down my spine and I froze in terror as I texted her back, “Are you ok?” Carla had just reported to work at UNC when the unnerving call for “lockdown” came.  I have no details […]

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A Perfect Prelude to Thanksgiving Day

Wonder…is a powerful state of mind…an attitude too quickly lost along with childhood but nature has a way of drawing us back to that “holy” state of wonder. I recently took a second grade classroom outside in search of rocks before having to write about their experience in Spanish for an “immersion class” assignment. There, […]

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What Do you Do with 900 Styrofoam Cups

Today I struggle with the question on how to best destroy, get rid of, give away or use the nearly full box of 1000 styrofoam cups purchased at a nearby wholesale shop at a bargain price. Price so often dictates the purchases we make. Greg and I (with the best of intentions and keeping in […]

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Disciples Care About Creation

The splendor of creation; majestic rocks, rolling hills, roaring seas,butterfly wings and mammoth caves all have a way of opening us up to the presence of God in nature and all that surrounds us. It is life calling to life, spirit resonating with spirit, a gift from the Divine. What we do with it, to […]

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A Day at the Dixie Classic Fair

It was ​”​special education​”​ day at the Dixie Classic Fair in Forsyth County, NC and in my ​new ​role as ​​teaching assistant ​​I got to tag along with the teachers & some special needs ​students​. Wow!! It was great!! ​ ​Truly, when was the last time you got to see freshly sheared sheep in their […]

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Meltdown Monday

It was a meltdown Monday. partly because Monday didn’t start on Monday, it started on Sunday night when the phone rang.  I was still in Sabbath Mode…just appreciating the day and trying to be mindful, aware, awake to life, when the phone rang about Monday’s work – substituting at the local middle school for severely […]

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The Calling

    When we hear the cell phone ring we know that someone is attempting to reach us, but there is another kind of call that Christians often experience; an inward “sense” that the transcendent one is calling; that God is attempting to reach out to us. The Bible tells us that Jesus comes to […]

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