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If you could be any person in the Bible, who would you want to be?

My husband and I enjoy writing skits and watching people perform them at our church services in the...

 

Blessings to all this school year

I write today thinking about teachers and students attempting to engage with a new school year. My...

 

Explore spiritual practices

How has your life changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began? What have you had to give up? What...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    July 4, 2020

Divisions and greatness

Recently, I had the honor of leading a memorial service for a gentleman who was an inspiring hero....

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    June 20, 2020

Systemic Racism – What does that mean?

Greetings! It is good to be back from quarantine. I hope you are doing well. We are all learning how...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    May 23, 2020

Poetic isolation

Greetings Friends, Our church, like others, has not been able to meet within its building, however,...

 

Attend our church by phone

Dear Friends, Greetings! I hope you are doing well. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic my church has shut...

 

World Water Day and birthing kits

Greetings! March 22 is World Water Day. It's a day to be grateful for fresh, clean, water ... a...

 

A house divided ... cannot stand

February is the month our country celebrates its iconic former presidents honoring them with a natio...

 

Would you survive the shipwreck?

For some reason the shipwreck of the Titanic has a lingering presence in my mind. Throughout my life...

 

Christmas posada in Bakersfield and Mexico

A few nights ago, I was able to join in a posada procession with "Mary" and "Joseph" and a...

 

Let children lead you this season

Dear Friends, This is the season to be led and influenced by little children. My grandson, Benji, is...

 

Aid Africa

Previously, I wrote about part of my summer trip to Jinja, Uganda and the Pearls Children's Home...

 

Greetings!

I'm back! This past summer I was on sabbatical and it was life-changing. I visited Uganda, as I had...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    June 8, 2019

Enhancing other's lives enhances our own

One of the perks of being clergy, is that after a number of years of service, most pastors are...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    May 11, 2019

Upcoming sabbatical

Dear Friends, Greetings! Happy May! Happy Spring! Where does the year go? May is traditionally full...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    March 2, 2019

Celebrating different cultures, traditions

Dear Friends, Mine is a church that likes to celebrate different cultures, and Celtic traditions...

 

Love in action

Greetings! It's February, a month associated with love and valentines. My Jewish friend and...

 

Christmas memory

My fondest Christmas memory came about in the midst of a violently cold snowstorm in rural...

 

Hope grows when shared

What do you hope for during the holidays? Have you been good? Is Santa headed your way? Or do your...

 

Fill your life with things you love

Greetings! Recently, a woman from Tehachapi, Judy Hewitt, shared with me and a few others the story...

 

Finding support through our MeToo experiences

These past few weeks, I have been contacted by numerous people, some males, but mostly females, who...

 

God's measure of greatness

Mark 9:30-37 tells a story of Jesus walking with his friends while they hang back bickering over...

 

Thoughts on 'Incarceration Nations'

Every year the Kern County Libraries recommend one book for all residents to read and discuss...

 

Trauma and recovery

My heart is with teachers and students at this time as they begin a new school year. An organization...

 

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