How did ECLECTIC grow into my life theme? I've enjoyed membership in a tapestry of churches as well as humanitarian outreach in a variety of venues. My book choices range from political, to devotional, to theological, to spy novels, World War I and II history. I enjoy music from Gregorian chants to jazz to folk to rock & roll. On the mission field, in a cabin on Mercy Ships, also in Switzerland, and in Romania, plus moving around the United States has ripened my faith with fruit from many good trees.
I invite you to walk with me through my articles, anecdotes, commentary, & devotionals during a lifetime of adventures. Woven into a faith- and activist- tapestry, I hope it will enhance your journey to discover the extraordinary beauty and limitless fulfillment of your Christian faith.
My eclectic journey began as a child. My parents owned one of the few professional float businesses in the USA. While "Universal Decorators" didn't circle the world furnishing floats for festival parades, the float themes colored my world, for example, with candy houses, little trains, a chariot pulled by swans with festooning reins , American flags, reindeer & Santa's sled.
In The Episcopal Church, I waded into two different streams, one liturgical and the other charismatic. In the "high" Episcopal church, I feasted at the Eucharist each week and navigated the ups and downs of kneeling. In the charismatic Episcopal church, I connected more deeply with the Holy Spirit and experienced joyful worship. My membership in an African American church lifted me up listening to the poetic cadence of prayers, inspiring sermons, and songs that gave me a glimpse of heaven.