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Pastor Brenda begins a pilgrimage

Pastor Brenda begins a pilgrimage

Sabbatical began with a blessing. Harvey and I drove to Angleton, Texas on Sunday morning, August 23rd to worship with my dear friend, Rev. Carol Petty, priest at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. It was a wonderful time of worship, delicious lunch afterwards, and then got to see her beautiful home. We then had an early dinner at one of our new favorite places, Fadi’s on Westheimer in Houston-yummy hummus, homemade pita bread fresh out of the wood burning oven, and baklava. It was a glorious day!

Tomorrow I fly from Houston to Manchester, England. During a layover I hope to take a taxi for a quick stopover at the John Rylands Library, Deansgate and then catch a commuter flight to Glasgow. From Glasgow, I will then take a train into the center of town, then take a three hour train trek to Oban, hop on a ferry to the Isle of Mull, ride a bus across the Isle of Mull, then take another ferry to the Isle of Iona, the cradle of Celtic Christianity. Will spend a week on the holy Isle of Iona worshipping; studying with a group from the University of Wales, Lampeter; meditating; and walking the sacred grounds. If you want to see alittle more about Iona: www.isle-of-iona.com

Many thanks to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Beaumont for the gift of this sabbatical time.

Blessed are those whose strength is in You and whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. Psalm 84:5 (TNIV)

Believe it or not …this is what I am taking for 2 months! 22 x14 x 9 inches, not feet!!


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