A Conversation With Mom

“Well, a funny thing happened yesterday.”


“Yeah, Darin called, and when he asked me when I was coming back to Youth, I told him that I might not be.”

“Oh. And what did he say?”

“We talked about it for a while, and he understood.”

“That’s good. The megachurch thing scares me.”

“It scares me, too, but it might be good for you.” We then talked about who was at Asbury, etc.; Mom didn’t recognize any names, and neither did I.

I have always called Asbury UMC/Madison, AL, “Fort God UMC, Madison”. I’ve done so somewhat derisively.

I get the sinking sensation that I might be humbled yet again for words that I’ve said without fully appreciating their effect…