My first entry

Here is my very first blog – first posted on April 8, 2009.

My then Minister of Worship Arts – Jonathan Sawyer and a tech-savvy young man in the church – Hal Douglas – insisted that I start a blog that would give me a way to speak to my congregation and perhaps to others beyond.

Oh I did not want to do it! Learn a new trick? Not this old dog. But finally they wore me down and I made the plunge.

Now, almost 14 years later and 2765 posts later I am still blogging and have been so enriched by the effort and, it appears, have helped a few others along the way.

That leads me to this…what new things are you resisting? That new technology, job, trip, habit or…whatever…that could enrich your life and give you a better platform to serve others.

2023 is the year. Go for it!

And thanks Pastor Jonathan and Hal…for pushing me to grow; this old dog is now a believer.


This is a test or possibly trial that Pastor Jonathan and Hal Douglas are torturing me with. I hope I survive being pushed into the 21st century.

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4 thoughts on “My first entry

  1. I do not remember how long I have been a subcriber, but I do know that I have been blessed every day I have received your comments. God Bless and keep up the faithful work for the Kingdom. May 2023 be blessed, happy and prosperous for you, your family and your ministry.

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  2. I know what you mean. When COVID hit and I had to go rent a office in Rock Hill because PPP closed down. I had to start dealing with homeless people….I fought tooth and nail. I cried so many tears. Give me a person with a criminal record and I was at peace. Homelessness was not my cup of tea. After 1 and 1/2 years I finally tried to walk away and couldn’t. I finally started to get to know them. As to where before I stayed angry at them. All I ever heard was give me, give me, give me. What they really needed was me to give them a listening ear and a willing heart. So yes change is hard. I am finally back in the probation office, back in the prison system but also maintaining an office for the homeless population… love you Pastor and Sonja…you taught me many things that I still use and cherish even today.


    1. Jo Ann, what a blessing you are! Thanks for sharing. It is easy to forget that there are dedicated people like you out there in the trenches everyday trying to make a difference. I am truly thankful for you and pray “God’s speed” in your efforts for this new year. Let’s keep Running2Win!


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