Personages from The Reformation in England

Personages from The Reformation in England

The month of October included two works by Bach that stemmed from the Lutheran Reformation. On October 22, Alsacian organist, Thierry Mechler, performed Bach’s “Lutheran Organ Mass”. This collection demonstrated Bach’s and compositional skills informed by his...
Farewell… Well, Sort Of

Farewell… Well, Sort Of

Since I first arrived at River Road (and even before that), Dan Bagby and I have had numerous conversations in which he conveyed to me that while he did not desire to work forever, he wanted to stay as long as he could be of help to me and the church. My consistent...

Keep Awake!

This Sunday begins the Season of Advent, a truly beautiful time in our lives—individually as people of faith and corporately as a church family. The beauty and blessing of Advent, I believe, come when we give ourselves to the difficult work of waiting. I am by nature...
FLO: For Ladies Only Celebration

FLO: For Ladies Only Celebration

A little over five years ago, shortly after the death of my husband, I attended an eight-week bereavement workshop. The leader of that workshop told us that Dan Bagby was giving a three-part program on the same topic at RRCB, and Carolyn Camden and I decided to...
Visitations with Gratitude

Visitations with Gratitude

Jonathan Swift, in his creative piece called Gulliver’s Travels, noted that the “small” people of Lilliput considered ingratitude the only crime punishable for life…. As we hurry through another season of Thanksgiving (largely ignored by merchants trying to make money...