Monday, October 15, 2007


You've got to start somewhere, so that's where I'm starting...

A few weeks ago, I traveled to the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection for the 2007 Leadership Institute, along with Pastor Lisa, Linda Geishert, and Danice Loveridge. Also with us was Rev. John Wesley Lee, pastor of Faith UMC in Freeport, Illinois. It's about an 8 hour drive, and with the 5 of us packed into Danice's minivan, we each got a turn at riding in the third row of seats. If you've ever been in the "way back" seat of a minivan, you know that communicating with those in the front can be challenging. Although I did try to keep up with the flow of the conversation, I took some time to begin reading a book called The Blogging Church. This has helped to inspire me to do what I have wanted to do for a while: begin a blog.

This will be a personal blog, with occasional posts on many topics: my musings, current events, scripture, religion, and the events of my life, family, and ministry. Because I'm a United Methodist pastor, currently appointed as Associate Pastor to Poplar Grove, Blaine, and Hunter United Methodist Churches, there will be much about those churches here. I'm hoping that many people will visit: church members, family, friends and strangers. I look forward to hearing from you all.


Dr. Tony said...

Welcome to the world of Methodist Bloggers.

Dr Tony
"Thoughts From The Heart On The Left"

Rich Holton said...

Thanks, Dr. Tony. I'm still learning, but it's good to be a part of a gracious community.