A Call Story

Recently published in the South Carolina Advocate, this story was edited from a longer, earlier work in progress on this very blog.  Thank you for being here and for reading this. Rev. Darlene Kelley     The Langley UMC       September 8, 2018 A Call Story   A compact park occupies the corner…Read more A Call Story

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The State of the Church: The Langley UMC

State of The Church                                                                                                      …Read more The State of the Church: The Langley UMC

Love Heals: Chapter Two

I once threw up on my front door--proud that I’d shut that door with my date on the other side--before commencing.  The cherries from the Manhattans I’d been sucking down all night created a stain, and you could still see a faint red mark in a certain light even after a coat of paint.  It’s…Read more Love Heals: Chapter Two

Part One: Love Heals

Love heals. It’s easy, and it’s difficult. And it’s a process. That’s one of the difficult demands—patience. People want to be “cured”. They desire the instant gratification of the miraculous, but real healing is a process that may take time and produce unexpected results. Some folks are stuck. They’re like hamsters on a wheel. Year…Read more Part One: Love Heals

Good Morning, Beloved

Radio Kingston https://radiokingston.org/en/archive/good-morning-beloved/episodes/series-finale-race-religion   An honest attempt to talk about race with two pastors: one white woman & one black man... Listen to this and other archived Good Morning, Beloved shows on Radio Kington, the best community radio in all the land.  What a pleasure it has been to do the series, Good Morning, Beloved…Read more Good Morning, Beloved

A Couple of Things I Learned on Vacation

It’s easy to criticize, and three weeks does not a lifetime make, but I am emotionally perceptive, observant and empathetic; and I am certain people are treating one another better in southern Italy than we are here in the States. It could be the weather. It’s warm and sunny in southern Italy. I’ve always found…Read more A Couple of Things I Learned on Vacation