Author Archives: jsowellglover

About jsowellglover

Pastor, Wife, Mom, Creator and Crafter of Fun and Beautiful Objects, Seeker of Wholeness, Upholder of Dreams, Lover of Birds, Builder of Community, Keeper of Family, Advocate of Reconciliation

Words for Lent

I decided to be more intentional about Lent this year.  In a sense, to “practice what I preach.”  Each year I tell my congregation this is a time to work on one’s spiritual life or consider one’s relationship with God. … Continue reading

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Ashes for Lent

This year, I decided to introduce my youth to Lent.  We gathered last Friday night, and ate pizza and talked about Mardi Gras.  I had some beads and masks and coins to pass around.  Then we moved into talking about … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Lent 2018

January was a rough month for me and my family.  My first day back after the holidays, I received news that a beloved congregation member passed away.  Another member was called home just a few weeks later.  I was called … Continue reading

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Fresh Year, Fresh Ideas

Christmas Break for our family meant everybody was off their “focus meds.” (We *all* have some level of ADHD).  I discovered that also means being around children who talk and move endlessly, and while it does grate on my nerves … Continue reading

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Eulogy for My Father

Joe King Sowell: A Life Well-Lived My dad was born in Robertson County Tennessee in 1938.  He was the 2nd of 12 children of Rex Sowell, a Greyhound bus mechanic, and his wife Grace Elizabeth.  As a child, we are … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2016

This story about the Magi, travelers seeking wholeness in community, seemed such a perfect beginning to the year and to our shared ministry here at Pilgrim.  We, in so many ways, live this story every single day of our lives.  … Continue reading

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The Glover Christmas Letter 2015

Dear Friends, This year comes to an end with a lot of changes, and has brought the Glover family to a place of excitement to see what our new year holds.  What kind of year was 2015?  Well, it’s been … Continue reading

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