I got a call today from a lady whose great grandparents were married at Grace Church in Albia in 1885 and she asked if I could look through their records and validate the date. She is doing the paperwork to get into the D.A.R. and this is a branch of the family tree she is working on. I am not even sure where the records are but I will dig through the loft in the church to look for those records.
This kind of call reminds me that we are just a part of a lineage that stretches back so many years and will probably continue so many more. I like being part of things. I think most of us do. That is the beauty of being part of a small town and a small church (I wish it was a little bigger). We fit and we are surrounded by caring people.
I have been reading about the battle going on in the United Methodist Church over gay marriage. We have moved on in the Episcopal Church and I think we are healthier for it. I have no doubt some would disagree. Our sexual orientation is the way God made us and why shouldn't we live our lives accordingly. It should be a human right for all people, not just heterosexuals.
I am sure there are others who can articulate this position better than me and it's late, so...