Hello everyone.

Are you having a good day?

I hope so.  This morning I had coffee with a remarkable person. Then I met with a group of pastors who are working very hard and are smart and funny and dedicated to their churches.  And then I came to the church where the staff was busy at work.  I can hear the sounds of the preschool children in their classrooms.  They bring life and energy to the church.  The Wednesday Night Live Crew will be in soon and the smells of supper cooking will make its way up the stairs.   There is a buzz of life around me, good people tending to the world each in their own way.

Is this the hum of grace?  Does God move through our actions and our hearts, keep us busy and interested in the world around us, call us to the adventure of living as people of faith?

A simple prayer for today:
Fill us, Lord.
With your grace,
Surge through our veins,
Sing your songs in us,
Dance around hearts,
And then may we,
Fling grace into the world,
Sing songs of hope and mercy,
And dance to the rhythm of your heartbeat.


Fling, sing, dance this good day.  The world needs you present in this moment and filled to overflowing with the goodness of God.

Every blessing,

Pastor Cindy

Pastor Cindy Hickman
West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines Iowa 50265