Since I'm a clergyperson, I've had similar trainings, the ones about what to do if a person with a gun enters your worship space. The last one I went to, the security expert said, You are a sitting duck. Your worship space has so many entrances. You want to welcome everyone in. Up there on… Continue reading We Stand Together
Why Didn’t I Take Them Mosquito Repellant?
On September 1, I got a new hip. I've never had major surgery before. I'm less than three weeks into the recovery. Because I was in so much pain this summer leading up to the surgery, I took the summer off from writing and speaking. I missed it but I was hurting so much I… Continue reading Why Didn’t I Take Them Mosquito Repellant?
When We Are Weary
This weekend I spoke at a women's event. Even though this event was on a busy fall Saturday afternoon, 275 of us managed to be there. Women are my favorite audience. We speak the same language. We get each other. Sometimes when I'm speaking to women, I don't even have to say much. They already… Continue reading When We Are Weary
One Heart at a Time
Two weeks ago, I wrote in this space https://drcindyryanblog.com/2019/03/05/this-is-my-brother/ about my brother and the heartwrenching decision of the United Methodist Church at General Conference regarding the worthiness of LBGQT persons. I shared my anger, disappointment and grief over the decision. From my perspective as a clergyperson who served in the United Methodist church the better… Continue reading One Heart at a Time
When Broken Things Heal
Last year, on this very day, I was at our daughter's home, awaiting the birth of our grandson, when I paused to take a picture of a beautiful sunset. I took one tiny step off their back porch and fell in an ever so slight hole with one foot and broke my ankle on the… Continue reading When Broken Things Heal